Stager
Stager Sta"ger (st[=a]"j[~e]r), n. 1. A player. [R.] --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

2. One who has long acted on the stage of life; a practitioner; a person of experience, or of skill derived from long experience. ``You will find most of the old stagers still stationary there.'' --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

3. A horse used in drawing a stage. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • stager — [stā′jər] n. [ STAG(E) + ER] 1. a person or animal of much experience; old hand; veteran: usually with old 2. Archaic an actor …   English World dictionary

  • stager — /ˈsteɪdʒə/ (say stayjuh) noun 1. Also, old stager. a person of experience in some profession, way of life, etc.; an old hand. 2. Obsolete an actor …   Australian English dictionary

  • stager — noun 1. someone who supervises the physical aspects in the production of a show and who is in charge of the stage when the show is being performed (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑stage manager • Derivationally related forms: ↑stage • Hypernyms: ↑supervisor 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • stager — noun Date: 1570 an experienced person ; veteran …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stager — /stay jeuhr/, n. 1. a person of experience in some profession, way of life, etc. 2. Archaic. an actor. [1560 70; STAGE + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • stager — noun a) A player. b) One who has long acted on the stage of life; a practitioner; a person of experience, or of skill derived from long experience …   Wiktionary

  • stager — 1) greats 2) grates …   Anagrams dictionary

  • stager — noun archaic an actor …   English new terms dictionary

  • stager — stag·er …   English syllables

  • stager, old —    ‘Why, you chicken hearted old stager,’ says Festus Derriman to an actress, in The Trumpet Major, by Thomas Hardy. The lady concerned claims to be twenty two, and although she is older than that, she hardly qualifies for the description ‘old… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

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