Middle English , from stage Old French ( estage “ story of a building, performance stage, floor, loft ”), from Vulgar Latin ( *stāticum “ standing-place ”), from Latin ( stāre “ to stand ”). Cognate with Old English , stæde ( stede “ state, status, standing, place ”). More at . stead
stage ( plural ) stages
He is in the recovery stage of his illness.
Completion of an identifiable stage of maintenance such as removing an aircraft engine for repair or storage.
Thomas Macaulay (1800–1859)
Such a polity is suited only to a particular
stage in the progress of society.
2013 June 28, Joris Luyendijk, “ Our banks are out of control”, in , volume 189, number 3, page 21: The Guardian Weekly
Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic […]. Until 2008 there was denial over what finance had become. […] But the scandals kept coming, and so we entered stage three – what therapists call "bargaining". A broad section of the political class now recognises the need for change but remains unable to see the necessity of a fundamental overhaul. Instead it offers fixes and patches. A
platform, generally elevated, upon which show performances or other public events are given.
The band returned to the stage to play an encore.
Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
Knights, squires, and steeds must enter on the
Charles Sprague (1791–1875)
Lo! Where the
stage, the poor, degraded stage, / Holds its warped mirror to a gaping age. A
floor or storey of a house.
(Can we find and add a quotation of Wyclif to this entry?) A floor elevated for the convenience of mechanical work, etc.;
scaffolding; staging. A
platform, often floating, serving as a kind of wharf. A
stagecoach, an enclosed horsedrawn carriage used to carry passengers.
The stage pulled into town carrying the payroll for the mill and three ladies.
( dated ) A place of rest on a regularly travelled road; a station; a place appointed for a relay of horses.
( dated ) A degree of advancement in a journey; one of several portions into which a road or course is marked off; the distance between two places of rest on a road.
a stage of ten miles Jeffrey
stage [… ] signifies a certain distance on a road.
1858, Samuel Smiles, Robert Stephenson, , p.356
The Life of George Stephenson: Railway Engineer He travelled by gig, with his wife, his favourite horse performing the journey by easy
1910, Emerson Hough, chapter 3, in : The Purchase Price
The Mount Vernon, favoured by a good stage of water, soon cleared the narrow Monongahela channel, passed the confluence, and headed down under full steam, […].
( electronics ) The number of an electronic circuit’s block, such as a filter, an amplifier, etc.
a 3- stage cascade of a 2nd-order bandpass Butterworth filter The
place on a microscope where the slide is located for viewing.
He placed the slide on the stage.
( video games ) A level; one of the sequential areas making up the game.
How do you get past the flying creatures in the third stage? A place where anything is publicly exhibited, or a remarkable affair occurs; the
William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
When we are born, we cry that we are come / To this
stage of fools.
John Milton (1608–1674)
Music and ethereal mirth / Wherewith the
stage of air and earth did ring.
2011 September 2, Phil McNulty, “ Bulgaria 0-3 England”, in BBC:
Rooney's United team-mate Chris Smalling was given his debut at right-back and was able to adjust to the international stage in relatively relaxed fashion as Bulgaria barely posed a threat of any consequence.
( geology ) The succession of rock strata laid down in a single age on the geologic timescale.
Derived terms Edit
Terms derived from
段階 ( (ja) だんかい , dankai) Khmer:
( ទិសមានាការ ti’sa’maanaakaa), អន្លើ ( (km) ɑnləə) Kurdish:
qonax (ku) , f merhele (ku) , f gihanek (ku) , f gihînek (ku) , f faz (ku) , f qedem (ku) , f gav (ku) , f قۆناغ (ku) Malay:
tūāoma ( of a journey ) Mongolian:
please add this translation if you can Persian:
مرحله ( (fa) marhale) Polish:
etap (pl) , m faza (pl) , f okres (pl) m Portuguese:
fase (pt) , f etapa , (pt) estágio (pt) m Russian:
ста́дия (ru) ( f stádija), фа́за (ru) ( f fáza), эта́п (ru) ( m etáp) Spanish:
etapa (es) , f fase (es) , f estadio (es) , m estaje (es) m ( estar + -aje ) Swahili:
ukumbi (sw) Thai:
please add this translation if you can Vietnamese:
please add this translation if you can
( វិការដ្ឋាន vi’kaarea’ ttʰaan) Korean:
무대 ( (ko) mudae) ( 舞臺 ) (ko) Latvian:
skatuve f Malay:
, atamira whatārangi Persian:
صحنه ( (fa) sahne), سن ( (fa) sen) Polish:
scena (pl) , f podium (pl) , n estrada (pl) f Portuguese:
palco (pt) m Russian:
сце́на (ru) ( f scéna), подмо́стки (ru) ( m pl podmóstki), эстра́да (ru) ( f estráda) Scottish Gaelic:
àrd-ùrlar m Serbo-Croatian:
pozornica (sh) , f kazalnica , f бина ( f bina) Slovene:
oder (sl) m Spanish:
escenario (es) , m escena (es) f Swahili:
ukumbi (sw) Swedish:
sahne (tr) Vietnamese:
vũ đài ( (vi) ) 舞臺 Welsh:
llwyfan (cy) m, f Yiddish:
בינע ( f bine)
a degree of advancement on a journey
number of an electronic circuit’s block
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stage ( third-person singular simple present , stages present participle , staging simple past and past participle ) staged To produce on a stage, to perform a play.
The local theater group will stage "Pride and Prejudice". To demonstrate in a deceptive manner.
The salesman’s demonstration of the new cleanser was staged to make it appear highly effective. (Of a protest or strike etc.) To carry out.
To position at a designated location, as in preparation for.
We staged the cars to be ready for the start, then waited for the starter to drop the flag.
to stage data to be written at a later time
to demonstrate in a deceptive manner
(protest, strike, ...) to carry out