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stage

noun [C] uk   us   /steɪdʒ/

stage noun [C] (PART)

B2 a part of an activity or a period of development: The project is in its final stages and should be completed by August. They did the last stage of their journey on foot. Our marriage is going through a difficult stage at the moment. Their youngest child is at the stage where she can say individual words but not full sentences. 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 spare time playing 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 part separately: We're decorating the house in stages so it won't be ready for another couple of months. specialized engineering one of the separate parts of a rocket, each part having its own engine: Once its fuel supply runs out, each stage separates from the main part 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 ground level and on which actors or entertainers perform: Hamlet is on stage for most of the act. The orchestra went on/off stage to great applause. The play is a stage adaptation of William Golding's novel. The singer returns to the Oslo stage (= will perform again in Oslo) this summer. a particular area of public life: The president was extremely popular 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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stage

verb [T] uk   us   /steɪdʒ/
C2 to arrange and perform a play or show: The local drama group is staging a production of the musical "Grease". to organize an event: London staged the Olympic Games in 2012.
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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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