- [noun] any distinct time period in a sequence of events; "we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected"
- [noun] a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; "a remarkable degree of frankness"; "at what stage are the social sciences?"
Synonyms: degree, level, point
- [noun] a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience; "he clambered up onto the stage and got the actors to help him into the box"
- [noun] the theater as a profession (usually `the stage'); "an early movie simply showed a long kiss by two actors of the contemporary stage"
- [noun] any scene regarded as a setting for exhibiting or doing something; "All the world's a stage"
- [noun] a large coach-and-four formerly used to carry passengers and mail on regular routes between towns; "we went out of town together by stage about ten or twelve miles"
- [noun] a section or portion of a journey or course; "then we embarked on the second stage of our Caribbean cruise"
- [noun] a small platform on a microscope where the specimen is mounted for examination
- [verb] perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'"
Synonyms: present, represent
- [verb] plan, organize, and carry out (an event)
Synonyms: bring about, arrange
set, localize, localise, place
- tee up
- phase of cell division
anal stage, anal phase
genital stage, genital phase
latency stage, latency phase, latency period
oral stage, oral phase
phallic stage, phallic phase
fertile period, fertile phase
- menstrual phase
secretory phase, luteal phase
- safe period
acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, top
resultant, end point
standard of living, standard of life
- state of the art
mise en scene, stage setting, setting
proscenium, apron, forestage
theater stage, theatre stage
wing, offstage, backstage