stage


stage
[[t]ste͟ɪʤ[/t]]
stages, staging, staged
1) N-COUNT: usu with supp A stage of an activity, process, or period is one part of it.

The way children talk about or express their feelings depends on their age and stage of development...

Mr Cook has arrived in Greece on the final stage of a tour which also included Egypt and Israel.

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2) N-COUNT: also on N In a theatre, the stage is an area where actors or other entertainers perform.

The road crew needed more than 24 hours to move and rebuild the stage after a concert...

I went on stage and did my show.

3) N-SING: the N You can refer to acting and the production of plays in a theatre as the stage.

Madge did not want to put her daughter on the stage...

He was the first comedian I ever saw on the stage.

4) VERB If someone stages a play or other show, they organize and present a performance of it.

[V n] Maya Angelou first staged the play `And I Still Rise' in the late 1970s.

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5) VERB If you stage an event or ceremony, you organize it and usually take part in it.

[V n] Russian workers have staged a number of strikes in protest at the republic's declaration of independence...

[V n] At the middle of this year the government staged a huge military parade.

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6) N-SING: usu supp N You can refer to a particular area of activity as a particular stage, especially when you are talking about politics.

He was finally forced off the political stage last year by the deterioration of his physical condition...

The EU thought it could resolve Europe's worst nightmare and boost its own credibility as a strong actor on the international stage.

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7) to set the stagesee set

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