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Dictionary definition for: Stage

1. (n) 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"

2. (v) perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage "Othello"

3. (n) 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?"

4. (v) plan, organize, and carry out (an event)

5. (n) 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"

6. (n) the theater as a profession (usually "the stage'') "an early movie simply showed a long kiss by two actors of the contemporary stage"

7. (n) any scene regarded as a setting for exhibiting or doing something; "All the world''s a stage"--Shakespeare; "it set the stage for peaceful negotiations"

8. (n) 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"

9. (n) a section or portion of a journey or course; "then we embarked on the second stage of our Caribbean cruise"

10. (n) a small platform on a microscope where the specimen is mounted for examination

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