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Definition of Stage


  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.
  6. A place where anything is publicly exhibited; the scene of any noted action or carrer; the spot where any remarkable affair occurs.
  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.
  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 accomodation of the public; a stagecoach; an omnibus.
  12. One of several marked phases or periods in the development and growth of many animals and plants; as, the larval stage; pupa stage; zoea stage.
  13. To exhibit upon a stage, or as upon a stage; to display publicly.

Stage Quotations

This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
William Shakespeare

All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.
William Shakespeare

I started doing comedy because that was the only stage that I could find. It was the pure idea of being on stage. That was the only thing that interested me, along with learning the craft and working, and just being in productions with people.
Robin Williams

Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.

Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.
Betty Friedan
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Stage Translations

stage in Afrikaans is fase, leiding
stage in Dutch is podium, bestuur, tribune, leiding
stage in Finnish is vaihe, asema
stage in Italian is fase, tribuna, scena, piedistallo
stage in Latin is status, aetas, pulpitum, tempus temporis
stage in Norwegian is scene, stasjon
stage in Spanish is escena, fase
stage in Swedish is teater, scen, estrad