Meaning of STAGE in English

STAGE

■ noun

1》 a point, period, or step in a process or development.

↘a section of a journey or race.

2》 a raised floor or platform on which actors, entertainers, or speakers perform.

↘( the ~ ) the acting or theatrical profession.

3》 a scene of action or forum of debate.

4》 a floor of a building.

5》 each of two or more sections of a rocket or spacecraft that are jettisoned in turn when their propellant is exhausted.

6》 Electronics a part of a circuit containing a single amplifying transistor or valve.

7》 a raised plate on a microscope on which a slide or specimen is placed for examination.

8》 Geology a range of strata corresponding to an age in time, forming a subdivision of a series.

9》 historical a ~coach.

■ verb

1》 present a performance of (a play or other show).

↘organize and participate in (a public event).

↘cause (something dramatic or unexpected) to happen.

2》 Medicine assign (a disease or patient) to a ~ in a process.

Phrases

hold the ~ dominate a scene of action or forum of debate.

set the ~ for prepare the conditions for.

~ left (or right ) on the left (or right) side of a ~ from the point of view of a performer facing the audience.

Derivatives

~ability noun

~able adjective

Origin

ME: shortening of OFr. e~ 'dwelling', based on L. stare 'to stand'.

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