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stage

noun

1 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.

synonym: phase.

Roget 599: the drama, the stage, the theater, the play; film the film, movies, motion pictures, cinema, cinematography; theatricals, dramaturgy, histrionic art, buskin, sock, ... show more

Roget 106: time, duration; period, term, stage, space, span, spell, season; the whole time, the whole period; space-time; course ... show more

Roget 272: vehicle, conveyance, carriage, caravan, van; common carrier; wagon, waggon, wain, dray, cart, lorry.    truck, tram; ... show more

Roget 183: situation, position, locality, locale, status, latitude and longitude; footing, standing, standpoint, post; stage; aspect, attitude, ... show more

Roget 204: layer, stratum, strata, course, bed, zone, substratum, substrata, floor, flag, stage, story, tier, slab, ... show more

Dutch: fase, ontwikkelingsstadium, podium, stadium, trap
Polish: faza, etap, tura, stadium, runda



2 stage

A specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process:
— At what stage are the social sciences?.

synonyms: degree, level, point.

Roget 26: degree, grade, extent, measure, amount, ratio, stint, standard, height, pitch; reach, amplitude, range, scope, ... show more

Roget 71: term, rank, station, stage, step; degree etc. 26; scale, remove, grade, link, peg, round of the ladder, ... show more

Dutch: podium
Polish: stopień zaawansowania, zaawansowanie

3 stage

A large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience.

Dutch: podium, verhoog
Polish: deski

4 stage

The theater as a profession (usually `the stage').

Dutch: podium
Polish: scena, teatr

5 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.

synonym: stagecoach.

Dutch: diligence, podium
Polish: dyliżans

6 stage

A section or portion of a journey or course:
— Then we embarked on the second stage of our Caribbean cruise.

synonym: leg.

Roget 215: support, ground, foundation, base, basis; terra firma; bearing, fulcrum, bait [U.S.], caudex crib; point d'appui [Fr.], pou sto [Gr.], purchase footing, hold, ... show more

Dutch: etappe, podium, rit
Polish: etap

7 stage

Any scene regarded as a setting for exhibiting or doing something.

Dutch: podium

8 stage

A small platform on a microscope where the specimen is mounted for examination.

synonym: microscope stage.

Dutch: objecttafel, podium

verb

1 stage

Perform (a play), especially on a stage:
— We are going to stage `Othello'.

synonyms: present, represent.

Dutch: opvoeren

2 stage

Plan, organize, and carry out (an event):
— The neighboring tribe staged an invasion.

synonym: arrange.


Moby thesaurus: Broadway, L, R, acting, acting area, agora, amphitheater, apron, apron stage, arena, athletic field, auditorium, autobus, back, backdrop, background, backstage, balcony, band, band shell ... show more.

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