• WordNet 3.6
    • n stager someone who supervises the physical aspects in the production of a show and who is in charge of the stage when the show is being performed
    • n stager an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stager A horse used in drawing a stage.
    • Stager A player.
    • Stager One who has long acted on the stage of life; a practitioner; a person of experience, or of skill derived from long experience. "You will find most of the old stagers still stationary there."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stager A player.
    • n stager One who has long acted on the stage of life; a person of experience, or of skill derived from long experience: usually with old.
    • n stager A horse used for drawing a stage-coach.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Stager a stage-horse: one who has had much experience in anything
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. estage (Fr. étage), a story of a house, through a L. form staticus, from stāre, to stand.


In literature:

Ruddock, Johnstone and the other old stagers were all of the same opinion.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
They saw within the fourth day that the new-comer was an old stager in more ways than one.
"To The Front" by Charles King
Foremost were the familiar names of the old stagers, the general prisoners undergoing sentence of court-martial.
"Under Fire" by Charles King
WREN, PERCIVAL C. Young Stagers.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
He was evidently an old stager, who would give the best dogs something to do.
"A Hungarian Nabob" by Maurus Jókai
The old stagers, who had had years of it, got along quite comfortably, and were thankful that they were not stone-breaking.
"The Making Of A Novelist" by David Christie Murray
I'm an old stager too, and know my road.
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer
You've got more ideas now than any of those old stagers, you adorable duck!
"Miss Pat at School" by Pemberton Ginther
The director was an old stager who referred to the public about as a disrespectful footman refers to his lord.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
When I was young, the old stagers spoke of this transaction sparingly, and dismissed it speedily.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan

In poetry:

Then that gray heathen, that old back-block stager,
Half-jestingly replied,
And laughed—and laughed again—“Mate, it’s a wager!”
And, grimly laughing, died.
"His Mate" by Victor James Daley
For twenty years he drove him through the bush and round the town,
Until the old white stager knew the parish upside down;
He'd take his time, and calculate, and have his wilful way,
And stop at every Catholic gate to bid them all good day.
"Currajong" by John O Brien

In news:

"The slower you allow the dough to rise, the better the loaf will taste," Stager said as he mixed ingredients for his next batch.
Recollections of an old stager ().
Mendonsa is a professional home stager.
Martha Foley and Dr Curt Stager look at forest amphibians.
Paul Smiths, NY, Nov 08, 2012 — Dr Curt Stager tries once again to answer the classic child's question.
Stagers like Ms Eisen have become an increasingly visible part of the New York City real estate ecosystem in recent years, as reality television shows hammer home the impact that aesthetics can have even on savvy buyers (Ms.
Most stagers have storage units where they keep their favorite items, from sofas to linens, and most charge clients more when these items are used for long stretches.
Stagers are usually called in by brokers but paid by sellers.
Has anyone worked with any stagers for a home.
Recently in A Stager 's Notes.
Curt Stager and Elder Hans Hollis.
Guest contribution by Rod Havriluk, PhD, Swimming Technology Research, Joel Stager, PhD, Counsilman Center for the Science of Swimming at Indiana University.
Dr Curt Stager and Martha Foley talk about the genetic changes and rapid evolution known as drug resistance .
Martha Foley and Dr Curt Stager get down to the basics: How do you get rid of the skunk under the porch.
I was certified as a home stager and redesigner by the Home Staging Resource which is the first and only accredited staging training provider to be approved by the Real Estate Staging Association.

In science:

We mention here that the classical Stager-Warming flux splitting also oscillates at the interface with vacuum.
A well-balanced numerical scheme for a one dimensional quasilinear hyperbolic model of chemotaxis
In the Columbia data with stagerred fermions, the chiral transition is not observed for the realistic values of mu,d,s , while the recent Tsukuba data with Wilson fermions indicate that the transition is of 1st order for the realistic values of mu,d,s .
Hadron Structure and the QCD Phase Transition
The zero-field susceptibility of CsMnBr3 was measured by Mason, Stager, Gaulin and Collins [142].
Universality of phase transitions of frustrated antiferromagnets