Meaning of STAGE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ steɪdʒ ]

( stages, staging, staged)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


A stage of an activity, process, or period is one part of it.

The way children talk about or express their feelings depends on their age and stage of development...

Mr Cook has arrived in Greece on the final stage of a tour which also included Egypt and Israel.

N-COUNT : usu with supp


In a theatre, the stage is an area where actors or other entertainers perform.

I went on stage and did my show.

N-COUNT : also on N


You can refer to acting and the production of plays in a theatre as the stage .

He was the first comedian I ever saw on the stage.

N-SING : the N


If someone stages a play or other show, they organize and present a performance of it.

Maya Angelou first staged the play ‘And I Still Rise’ in the late 1970s.

= put on

VERB : V n


If you stage an event or ceremony, you organize it and usually take part in it.

Russian workers have staged a number of strikes in protest at the republic’s declaration of independence...

= hold

VERB : V n


You can refer to a particular area of activity as a particular stage , especially when you are talking about politics.

He was finally forced off the political stage last year by the deterioration of his physical condition...

= arena

N-SING : usu supp N


to set the stage: see set

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