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Meaning of “stage” in the English Dictionary

"stage" in British English

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stagenoun [C]

uk   us   /steɪdʒ/
  • stage noun [C] (PART)

B2 a ​part of an ​activity or a ​period of ​development: The ​project is initsfinal stages and should be ​completed by ​August. They did the last stage of ​theirjourney on ​foot. Our ​marriage is going through a ​difficult stage at the ​moment. Their ​youngestchild is at the stage where she can say ​individual words but not ​fullsentences. I'm not ​tired at the ​moment but I will need a ​rest at some stage (= at some ​time) during the ​walk. Andrew ​spends all his ​sparetimeplaying with his ​computer but it's ​probably just a stage he's going through (= a ​period of ​development that will end ​soon).in stages If you do something in stages, you ​divide the ​activity into ​parts and ​complete each ​partseparately: We're ​decorating the ​house in stages so it won't be ​ready for another ​couple of ​months. specialized engineering one of the ​separateparts of a rocket, each ​part having ​its own ​engine: Once ​itsfuelsupplyruns out, each stage ​separates from the ​mainpart of the ​rocket and ​falls back to ​earth.

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  • stage noun [C] (THEATRE)

A2 the ​area in a ​theatre that is often ​raised above ​groundlevel and on which ​actors or entertainersperform: Hamlet is on stage for most of the ​act. The ​orchestra went on/off stage to ​greatapplause. The ​play is a stage ​adaptation of William Golding's ​novel. The ​singerreturns to the Oslo stage (= will ​perform again in Oslo) this ​summer. a ​particulararea of ​publiclife: The ​president was ​extremelypopular on the world stage but was ​disliked in his own ​country.take the stage to go onto the stage and ​start to ​perform

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stageverb [T]

uk   us   /steɪdʒ/
C2 to ​arrange and ​perform a ​play or show: The ​localdramagroup is staging a ​production of the ​musical "Grease". to ​organize an ​event: London staged the ​Olympic Games in 2012.

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(Definition of stage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stage" in American English

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stagenoun

 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 ​partseparately: 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 ​groundlevel, on which ​actors or ​entertainersperform: [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 ​popularstar 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 ​particulararea of ​publiclife: [C] His ​novelincludes such ​actors on the ​world stage as Fidel Castro and the Pope.

stageverb [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.
(Definition of stage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"stage" in Business English

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stagenoun

uk   us   /steɪdʒ/
[C] one of a ​series of ​periods of ​development in a ​process: Flotation is a ​key stage in the group's ​developmentplans. From an early stagefinancialregulators blamed a ​lack of ​internalcontrols for the bank's ​failure. At this stage, there is no ​proposal to ​change the existing ​managementstructure of the ​group. Negotiations with the ​union have reached a ​critical stage. first/​final/next stage
[S] a particular ​area of ​publiclife where important ​eventshappen: global/international/world stage His speech at the ​partyconference propelled him onto the ​international stage.
in stages if you do something in stages, you ​divide the ​activity into ​parts and complete each ​part separately: The ​proposedbudgetcuts would be made in stages over the next five ​years.

stageverb [T]

uk   us   /steɪdʒ/
to ​organize a large or important ​event for a large ​number of ​people: London ​won the ​bid to stage the 2012 Olympics. stage a ​conference/​event/​exhibition stage a ​protest/​stoppage/​strike
to ​start to ​happen: stage a comeback/rally/recovery Wall Street staged a dramatic ​recovery, ​wiping out most of its early ​losses.
(Definition of stage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “stage”
in Korean 무대, 단계…
in Arabic خَشَبة المَسْرَح, مَرْحَلة…
in Malaysian pentas…
in French scène…
in Russian этап, стадия, фаза…
in Chinese (Traditional) 部分, 階段, 發展時期…
in Italian palcoscenico, fase, stadio…
in Turkish evre, aşama, safha…
in Polish etap, faza, scena…
in Spanish escenario…
in Vietnamese sân khấu…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 部分, 阶段, 发展时期…
in Indonesian pentas…
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