Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “stage”

stage

noun     /steɪdʒ/
TIME [C] B2 a period of development , or a particular time in a process : an early stage in his career Our project is in its final stages. I'm not prepared to comment at this stage.Periods of time - general words
THEATRE [C] A2 the raised area in a theatre where actors perform : He's on stage for most of the play .Theatres, cinemas and their parts
the stage performances in theatres : He's written plays for television and the stage.Theatre - general words
(Definition of stage noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “stage” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

prenuptial agreement

an official document signed by two people before they get married that says what will happen to their possessions and/or children if they divorce (= officially stop being married)

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More