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English noun: stage

1. stage (time) any distinct time period in a sequence of events


SamplesWe are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected.


Synonymsphase


Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period


Narrower (hyponym)anal phase, anal stage, apogee, chapter, culmination, diakinesis, diplotene, fertile period, fertile phase, generation, genital phase, genital stage, incubation, latency period, latency phase, latency stage, leptotene, luteal phase, menstrual phase, musth, oral phase, oral stage, pachytene, phallic phase, phallic stage, phase of cell division, safe period, secretory phase, seedtime, zygotene

2. stage (state) a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process


SamplesA remarkable degree of frankness.
At what stage are the social sciences?.


Synonymsdegree, level, point


Broader (hypernym)state


Narrower (hyponym)acme, climax, elevation, end point, extent, height, ladder, meridian, peak, pinnacle, plane, quickening, resultant, standard of life, standard of living, state of the art, summit, superlative, tiptop, top, ultimacy, ultimateness

3. stage (artifact) a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience


SamplesHe clambered up onto the stage and got the actors to help him into the box.


Broader (hypernym)platform


Narrower (hyponym)apron, backstage, downstage, forestage, mise en scene, offstage, proscenium, setting, stage setting, theater stage, theatre stage, wing


Part holonymleft stage, right stage, stage left, stage right, upstage


Part meronymhouse, theater, theatre

4. stage (communication) the theater as a profession (usually `the stage')


SamplesAn early movie simply showed a long kiss by two actors of the contemporary stage.


Broader (hypernym)dramatic art, dramatics, dramaturgy, theater, theatre

5. stage (artifact) a large coach-and-four formerly used to carry passengers and mail on regular routes between towns


SamplesWe went out of town together by stage about ten or twelve miles.


Synonymsstagecoach


Broader (hypernym)coach, coach-and-four, four-in-hand

6. stage (act) a section or portion of a journey or course


SamplesThen we embarked on the second stage of our Caribbean cruise.


Synonymsleg


Broader (hypernym)travel, traveling, travelling


Narrower (hyponym)fare-stage


Part meronymjourney, journeying

7. stage (location) any scene regarded as a setting for exhibiting or doing something


SamplesAll the world's a stage.
It set the stage for peaceful negotiations.


Broader (hypernym)scene

8. stage (artifact) a small platform on a microscope where the specimen is mounted for examination


Synonymsmicroscope stage


Broader (hypernym)platform


English verb: stage

1. stage (creation) perform (a play), especially on a stage


SamplesWe are going to stage `Othello'.


ExamplesDid he stage his major works over a short period of time?


Synonymspresent, represent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)re-create


Narrower (hyponym)localise, localize, place, set


Domain categoryperforming arts

2. stage (creation) plan, organize, and carry out (an event)


SamplesThe neighboring tribe staged an invasion.


Synonymsarrange


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)initiate, pioneer


Narrower (hyponym)dogfight, phase, tee up









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