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stage

noun  us   /steɪdʒ/

stage noun (PART)

[C] a part of an activity, or a period of development: The software is in the early stages of development. At that stage of my life, I was married but didn’t have any children.in stages If you do something in stages, you divide the activity into parts and complete each part separately: We’re repairing the house in stages – first the roof and chimney, then the windows.

stage noun (THEATER)

[C/U] the area in a theater, often raised above ground level, on which actors or entertainers perform: [C] When you’re sitting in the balcony, you see more of the ceiling than the stage. [U] Berlin’s most successful stage musical was "Annie Get Your Gun." [U] She was a popular star of the musical stage (= of this type of theater). As a child, he appeared on stage (= performing in theaters). [C/U] A stage is also a particular area of public life: [C] His novel includes such actors on the world stage as Fidel Castro and the Pope.

stage

verb [T]  us   /steɪdʒ/

stage verb [T] (THEATER)

to arrange the performance of a play or other entertainment: Bejart was staging his own ballets. If you stage an event, you organize it: Bus drivers are planning to stage a 24-hour strike.
Translations of “stage”
in Arabic خَشَبة المَسْرَح, مَرْحَلة…
in Korean 무대, 단계…
in Malaysian pentas…
in French scène…
in Turkish evre, aşama, safha…
in Italian palcoscenico, fase, stadio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 部分, 階段, 發展時期…
in Russian этап, стадия, фаза…
in Polish etap, faza, scena…
in Vietnamese sân khấu…
in Spanish escenario…
in Portuguese palco, estágio…
in Thai เวที…
in German die Bühne…
in Catalan escenari, etapa…
in Japanese 舞台, ステージ, 段階…
in Indonesian pentas…
in Chinese (Simplified) 部分, 阶段, 发展时期…
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