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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stage  \Stage\,  n.  [OF.  estage,  F.  ['e]tage,  (assumed)  LL 
  staticum  from  L.  stare  to  stand  See  {Stand},  and  cf 
  {Static}.] 
  1.  A  floor  or  story  of  a  house.  [Obs.]  --Wyclif. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stage  \Stage\,  v.  t. 
  To  exhibit  upon  a  stage,  or  as  upon  a  stage;  to  display 
  publicly.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  stage 
  n  1:  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"  [syn:  {phase}] 
  2:  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?"  [syn: 
  {degree},  {level},  {point}] 
  3:  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:  (usually  "the  stage");  the  theater  as  a  profession;  "an 
  early  movie  simply  showed  a  long  kiss  by  two  actors  of  the 
  contemporary  stage" 
  5:  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:  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"  [syn:  {stagecoach}] 
  7:  a  section  or  portion  of  a  journey  or  course;  "then  we 
  embarked  on  the  second  stage  of  our  Carribean  cruise" 
  [syn:  {leg}] 
  8:  a  small  platform  on  a  microscope  where  the  specimen  is 
  mounted  for  examination  [syn:  {microscope  stage}] 
  v  1:  perform  (a  play),  esp.  on  a  stage;  "we  are  going  to  stage 
  Othello"  [syn:  {present}] 
  2:  plan  organize,  and  carry  out  (an  event)  [syn:  {bring  about}, 
  {arrange}] 




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