Pronunciation: stāj
n.1.A floor or story of a house.
2.An elevated platform on which an orator may speak, a play be performed, an exhibition be presented, or the like.
3.A floor elevated for the convenience of mechanical work, or the like; a scaffold; a staging.
4.A platform, often floating, serving as a kind of wharf.
5.The floor for scenic performances; hence, the theater; the playhouse; hence, also, the profession of representing dramatic compositions; the drama, as acted or exhibited.
Knights, squires, and steeds, must enter on the stage.
- Pope.
Lo! where the stage, the poor, degraded stage,
Holds its warped mirror to a gaping age.
- C. Sprague.
6.A place where anything is publicly exhibited; the scene of any noted action or career; the spot where any remarkable affair occurs; as, politicians must live their lives on the public stage.
7.The platform of a microscope, upon which an object is placed to be viewed. See Illust. of Microscope.
8.A place of rest on a regularly traveled road; a stage house; a station; a place appointed for a relay of horses.
9.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; as, a stage of ten miles.
A stage . . . signifies a certain distance on a road.
- Jeffrey.
10.A degree of advancement in any pursuit, or of progress toward an end or result.
11.A large vehicle running from station to station for the accommodation of the public; a stagecoach; an omnibus.
I went in the sixpenny stage.
- Swift.
12.(Biol.) One of several marked phases or periods in the development and growth of many animals and plants; as, the larval stage; pupa stage; zœa stage.
Stage box
a box close to the stage in a theater.
Stage carriage
a stagecoach.
Stage door
the actors' and workmen's entrance to a theater.
Stage lights
the lights by which the stage in a theater is illuminated.
Stage micrometer
a graduated device applied to the stage of a microscope for measuring the size of an object.
Stage wagon
a wagon which runs between two places for conveying passengers or goods.
Stage whisper
a loud whisper, as by an actor in a theater, supposed, for dramatic effect, to be unheard by one or more of his fellow actors, yet audible to the audience; an aside.
v. t.1.To exhibit upon a stage, or as upon a stage; to display publicly.
Noun1.stage - any distinct time period in a sequence of events; "we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected"
Synonyms: phase
2.stage - a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; "a remarkable degree of frankness"; "at what stage are the social sciences?"
Synonyms: degree, level, point
3.stage - a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience; "he clambered up onto the stage and got the actors to help him into the box"
4.stage - the theater as a profession (usually `the stage'); "an early movie simply showed a long kiss by two actors of the contemporary stage"
5.stage - any scene regarded as a setting for exhibiting or doing something; "All the world's a stage"--Shakespeare; "it set the stage for peaceful negotiations"
6.stage - a large coach-and-four formerly used to carry passengers and mail on regular routes between towns; "we went out of town together by stage about ten or twelve miles"
Synonyms: stagecoach
7.stage - a section or portion of a journey or course; "then we embarked on the second stage of our Caribbean cruise"
Synonyms: leg
8.stage - a small platform on a microscope where the specimen is mounted for examination
Verb1.stage - perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'"
Synonyms: present, represent
2.stage - plan, organize, and carry out (an event)
Synonyms: arrange, bring about
To dream that you are on a stage, represents your behaviour, manipulation of and relationships with others. It is telling of your interactions with society. There is a saying that goes, "All the world is your stage" and thus may refer to your desire to be the centre of attention. Consider how your stage performance parallels a waking situation. To dream that you are on a side stage, reflects your introverted personality. This dream may indicate your need to be more confident and self-assured.Broadway, L, R, acting, acting area, agora, amphitheater, apron, apron stage, arena, athletic field, auditorium, autobus, back, backdrop, background, backstage, balcony, band, band shell, bandstand, be a gas, be a hit, bear garden, bed, bedding, belt, bill, board, bomb, bowl, boxing ring, bridge, bring out, bull ring, burlesque, bus, cab, campus, canvas, carnival, caste, catafalque, chartered bus, circus, class, cockpit, coliseum, colosseum, concoct, condition, contrive, couche, coulisse, course, dais, day, deck, devise, diligence, distance, division, do, dock, double-decker, drama, dramatize, dressing room, echafaudage, echelon, emplacement, entertainment industry, estrade, execute, exhibit, fail, fake, fateful moment, feature, field, flies, floor, flop, fly floor, fly gallery, footing, footlights, forestage, forum, gallery, give, grade, greenroom, grid, gridiron, ground, gym, gymnasium, hack, hall, headline, heliport, hierarchy, hinterland, hippodrome, hired car, hour, hustings, instant, interval, jitney, juncture, kairos, landing, landing pad, landing stage, lap, launching pad, layer, ledge, legit, legitimate stage, level, lightboard, lists, locale, mail coach, make a hit, make up, manipulate, marketplace, mat, measures, melodramatize, milieu, minute, mise-en-scene, moment, moment of truth, motor coach, motorbus, mount, notch, off Broadway, off-off-Broadway, omnibus, open, open a show, open forum, orchestra, orchestra pit, order, organize, originate, overlayer, overstory, palaestra, parade ground, perform, performing area, pit, place, play, playland, podium, point, position, post coach, power structure, precedence, precinct, pregnant moment, premiere, present, preview, prize ring, proscenium, proscenium stage, psychological moment, public square, pulpit, purlieu, put on, range, rank, rate, rating, rear, repertory drama, ring, rostrum, rung, scaffolding, scenarize, scene, scene of action, scenery, seam, season, set the stage, setting, shelf, shell, show, show biz, show business, site, situation, soapbox, space, span, spell, sphere, spot, squared circle, stadium, stage left, stage right, stage set, stage setting, stage world, stagecoach, stagedom, stageland, staging, standing, star, station, status, step terrace, stock, story, stratum, strawhat, strawhat circuit, stretch, stump, substratum, succeed, summer stock, superstratum, switchboard, taxi, taxicab, terrace, terrain, the boards, the footlights, the scenes, the stage, the theater, theater world, theatricalize, theatromania, theatrophobia, thickness, tier, tilting ground, tiltyard, time, time lag, topsoil, tribunal, tribune, trump up, try out, underlayer, understory, understratum, variety, vaudeville, walk, while, wings, wrestling ring, zone
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