stage
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French estage abode, story of a building, state, from Vulgar Latin *staticum, from Latin stare to stand — more at stand Date: 14th century 1. a. one of a series of positions or stations one above the other ; step b. the height of the surface of a river above an arbitrary zero point <
flood stage
>
2. a. (1) a raised platform (2) the part of a theater on which the acting takes place and which often includes the wings (3) the acting profession ; the theater as an occupation or activity (4) soundstage b. a center of attention or scene of action 3. a. a scaffold for workmen b. the small platform of a microscope on which an object is placed for examination 4. a. a place of rest formerly provided for those traveling by stagecoach ; station b. the distance between two stopping places on a road c. stagecoach 5. a. a period or step in a progress, activity, or development: as (1) one of the distinguishable periods of growth and development of a plant or animal <
the larval stage of an insect
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(2) a period or phase in the course of a disease; also the degree of involvement or severity of a disease b. one passing through a (specified) stage 6. an element or part of an electronic device (as an amplifier) 7. one of two or more sections of a rocket that have their own fuel and engine • stageful nounstagelike adjective II. transitive verb (staged; staging) Date: 1879 1. to produce (as a play) on a stage 2. to produce or cause to happen for public view or public effect <
stage a track meet
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<
stage a hunger strike
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3. to determine the phase or severity of (a disease) based on a classification of established symptomatic criteria; also to evaluate (a patient) to determine the phase, severity, or progression of a disease • stageable adjective III. adjective Date: 1824 intended to represent a type or stereotype <
a stage Irishman
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<
a stage French accent
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