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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

We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.
Ayn Rand

Patience doesn't mean making a pact with the devil of denial, ignoring our emotions and aspirations. It means being wholeheartedly engaged in the process that's unfolding, rather than ripping open a budding flower or demanding a caterpillar hurry up and get that chrysalis stage over with.
Sharon Salzberg

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

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