• Stages of Locust's Growth
    Stages of Locust's Growth
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stage plan, organize, and carry out (an event) "the neighboring tribe staged an invasion"
    • v stage perform (a play), especially on a stage "we are going to stage `Othello'"
    • n stage a section or portion of a journey or course "then we embarked on the second stage of our Caribbean cruise"
    • n stage 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"
    • n stage a small platform on a microscope where the specimen is mounted for examination
    • n stage 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"
    • n stage the theater as a profession (usually `the stage') "an early movie simply showed a long kiss by two actors of the contemporary stage"
    • n stage 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"
    • n stage 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?"
    • n stage 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"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

View looking directly towards the stage View looking directly towards the stage
Early Stages of Meloë Early Stages of Meloë
I was goin' on the stage myself once I was goin' on the stage myself once
A Stage Coach of the Eighteenth Century A Stage Coach of the Eighteenth Century
Immature stages of the quince curculio Immature stages of the quince curculio
man performing on stage man performing on stage

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The stage were the television sitcom "Friends" is shot on is said to be haunted
    • Stage A degree of advancement in a journey; one of several portions into which a road or course is marked off; the distance between two places of rest on a road; as, a stage of ten miles. "A stage . . . signifies a certain distance on a road.""He traveled by gig, with his wife, his favorite horse performing the journey by easy stages ."
    • Stage A degree of advancement in any pursuit, or of progress toward an end or result. "Such a polity is suited only to a particular stage in the progress of society."
    • Stage A floor elevated for the convenience of mechanical work, or the like; a scaffold; a staging.
    • Stage A floor or story of a house.
    • Stage A large vehicle running from station to station for the accommodation of the public; a stagecoach; an omnibus. "A parcel sent you by the stage .""I went in the sixpenny stage ."
    • Stage A place of rest on a regularly traveled road; a stage house; a station; a place appointed for a relay of horses.
    • Stage A place where anything is publicly exhibited; the scene of any noted action or career; the spot where any remarkable affair occurs; as, politicians must live their lives on the public stage . "When we are born, we cry that we are come
      To this great stage of fools."
      "Music and ethereal mirth
      Wherewith the stage of air and earth did ring."
    • Stage A platform, often floating, serving as a kind of wharf.
    • Stage An elevated platform on which an orator may speak, a play be performed, an exhibition be presented, or the like.
    • Stage (Biol) One of several marked phases or periods in the development and growth of many animals and plants; as, the larval stage; pupa stage; zœa stage.
    • Stage The floor for scenic performances; hence, the theater; the playhouse; hence, also, the profession of representing dramatic compositions; the drama, as acted or exhibited. "Knights, squires, and steeds, must enter on the stage .""Lo! where the stage , the poor, degraded stage ,
      Holds its warped mirror to a gaping age."
    • Stage The platform of a microscope, upon which an object is placed to be viewed. See Illust. of Microscope.
    • v. t Stage stāj To exhibit upon a stage, or as upon a stage; to display publicly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead learned to play slide guitar on stage much to the chagrin of Jerry Garcia.
    • n stage A floor or story of a house.
    • n stage A house; building.
    • n stage In architecture, the portion between a projection and the retreat next above it in a medieval buttress; also, one of the horizontal divisions of a window separated by transoms.
    • n stage A floor or platform elevated above the ground or common surface, for the exhibition of a play or spectacle, for public speakers or performers, or for convenience of view, use, or access: as, a stage for a mountebank; a stage for speakers in public.
    • n stage Specifically— A floor elevated for the convenience of performing mechanical work and the like; a scaffold; a staging: as, seamen use floating stages, and stages suspended by the side of a ship, for calking and repairing.
    • n stage In printing, a low platform on which stacks of paper are piled.
    • n stage A shelf or horizontal compartment, as one of the steps of a court-cupboard.
    • n stage The platform on which an object is placed to be viewed through a microscope.
    • n stage A wooden structure on a beach to assist in landing; a landing-place at a quay or pier. It sometimes rises and falls with the tide, or is lowered or raised to suit the varying height of the water.
    • n stage A raised platform on which theatrical performances are exhibited; the flooring in a theater on which the actors perform. In modern theaters the stage includes not only the part which can be seen from the auditorium, but also the spaces on each side, behind the prosceniumarch, which are used for shifting the wings or side-scenes, and are themselves called the wings. The part extending back from the orchestra to the proscenfum-arch is called the proscenium. That side of the stage which is on the extreme left of the spectator is called the prompt-side, because in theaters which have no prompt-box the prompter stands there. The corresponding position to the spectator's right is called the opposite-prompt-side (or, briefly, o.-p.-side). Half-way between the center and the promptside is the prompt-center, the corresponding position to the right being called the opposite-prompt-center (or, briefly, o.-p.-center). The stage is thus divided laterally into five parts, called in order the prompt-side, the prompt-center, the center, the o.-p.-center, and the o.-p.-side, and these designations extend through the whole depth of the stage, as well as up into the flies: thus the five ropes by which a dropscene is raised or lowered are known as the prompt-siderope, prompt-center rope, center-rope, etc. As regards depth, the stage is divided into entrances varying in number according to the number of the wings or side-scenes. That between the proscenium and the first wing is called on one side the first prompt-entrance, and on the other the first o.-p.-entrance. From the first wing to the next is the second prompt- or second o.-p.-entrance, and so on. Everything above the stage from the top of the proscenium-arch upward is called the flies, and includes the borders, border-lights, all needed ropes, pulleys, and cleats, the beams to which these are attached, and the fly-galleries, from the lowest of which the drop-scenes are worked. The ancient Greek theater in its original form, as developed in the fifth century b. c., had no raised stage, the actors appearing in the orchestra amid the chorus.
    • n stage Hence With the definite article, the theater; the drama as acted or exhibited, or the profession of representing dramatic compositions: as, to take to the stage; to regard the stage as a school of elocution.
    • n stage A place where anything is publicly exhibited; a field for action; the scene of any noted action or career; the spot where any remarkable affair occurs.
    • n stage A place of rest on a journey, or where a relay of horses is taken, or where a stage-coach changes horses; a station.
    • n stage Hence The distance between two places of rest on a road: in some countries a regular unit.
    • n stage A single step of a gradual process; degree of advance or of progression, either in increase or decrease, in rising or falling, or in any change of state: as, stages of growth in an animal or a plant; the stages of a disease; in biology, a state or condition of being, as one of several successive steps in a course of development: as, the larval, pupal, and imaginal stages of an insect; several stages of an embryo.
    • n stage Same as stagecoach; also , an omnibus.
    • stage To represent in a play or on the stage; exhibit on the stage.
    • stage To place or put on the stage; mount, as a play.
    • stage To travel by stage-coach: sometimes with indefinite it.
    • n stage In geology, a stratigraphic division equivalent to and expressing the work done during an age.
    • n stage Specifically— A plank hung horizontally over a ship's side for men to stand or sit upon while cleaning or painting the ship.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Reno, Nevada staging a marathon dance is illegal, although posting a notice on a fire hydrant about illegal dance marathons is not.
    • n Stage stāj an elevated platform, esp. in a theatre: the theatre: theatrical representations, the theatrical calling: any place of exhibition or performance: a place of rest on a journey or road: distance between places: degree of progress
    • v.t Stage to represent or place for representation on the stage
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  • Denis Diderot
    “I have often seen an actor laugh off the stage, but I don't remember ever having seen one weep.”
  • Gregory Nunn
    Gregory Nunn
    “All the world's a stage, and all the clergymen critics.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory.”
  • Maggie Kuhn
    Maggie Kuhn
    “There must be a goal at every stage of life! There must be a goal!”
  • Orson Welles
    “The laws and the stage, both are a form of exhibitionism.”
  • Eric Clapton
    Eric Clapton
    “It's been very important throughout my career that I've met all the guys I've copied, because at each stage they've said, Don't play like me, play like you.”


Set the stage - If you create the conditions for something to happen or take place, you set the stage for it.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. estage, F. étage, (assumed) LL. staticum, from L. stare, to stand. See Stand, and cf. Static


In literature:

With the advent of Conn, all my troubles began, and the picture passed into its third and last stage.
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
Next day Pan sold his outfit except the few belongings he cherished, and boarded a west-bound stage.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
But my stage career was not destined to end there.
"Adventures and Recollections" by Bill o'th' Hoylus End
You want to get me into the stage business.
"Nan of Music Mountain" by Frank H. Spearman
At the Pantano stage station they saw the fresh scars of Apache bullets on the adobe walls.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
Yet an inquiry into facts is only the first stage, and not the final.
"The Truth About Woman" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
The laws of mental life remain the same in all stages of culture.
"Religion & Sex" by Chapman Cohen
The animal becomes much excited, and this stage does not pass into insensibility unless an enormous dose has been given.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Indeed it was not so much like a deserted town as like a scene upon the stage by daylight, and with no one on the boards.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
As they came out of the stage-office a man was mounting a horse before the stable door, a group of stage employees around him.
"Claim Number One" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden

In poetry:

Never hurt by sun or storm,
Blest its every stage shall be;
Dying in its mortal form —
Living evermore in Thee.
"Jesus, Lord Of Heaven Above" by Anna Laetitia Waring
I think of unborn millions,
Who yet must take the stage,
Who, only through this noble work
Can face the future age.
"Y. M. C. A. Founder. Sir Geo. Williams." by Frank Barbour Coffin
They know Old Christmas well, I ween,
Those men of ripened age;
They've often, often, often seen
That Actor off the stage!
"At a Pantomime." by William Schwenck Gilbert
The God-like Christs and Buddhas yearn,
However high their spirits' stage,
For man's salvation to return,
As Saviour or as Sage.
"Reincarnation" by John Lawson Stoddard
Litul John stode at a window in the mornynge,
And lokid forth at a stage;
He was war wher the munke came ridynge,
And with him a litul page.
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
Now will I muse o'er life's dull page,
And smile at ev'ry past delusion ;
Now gaze upon my youth's first stage,
With wond'ring eyes and deep confusion.
"Glances Back" by Laura Sophia Temple

In news:

Nixon visit put Knoxville on national stage.
Minnesota Opera to stage Argento 's 'Valentino' next season.
Sketchy's Anti- Art School at Stage 84.
Hal Jordan consists of six members total, but only five of us play on stage.
Great Britain will stage its highly anticipated season finale on Oct 20 at Ascot , where undefeated.
How did you first become involved with Christopher Trumbo and the stage play TRUMBO.
Students and faculty will perform at the ASL On Stage Talent Show.
"The issue becomes that I'm certifying to stage 1 of meaningful use, but we're also doing the analysis for stage 2 at the same time, so theoretically we can do stage 1 and 2 if they're not in conflict," Cullen said.
Welcome to the WZZO Rothrock Stage WZZO and Rothrock present live, intimate performances from national and local bands - right here - on the WZZO Rothrock Stage PLUS Listeners have opportunity to win seats at these events.
With the grass in front of the stage mostly filled in, Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs took the stage.
Like, for instance, watching The Roots' What Stage performance at sundown from the stage-right scaffolding.
Larry Groce, host of the public radio show "Mountain Stage," points to the audience during an August taping in Charleston, W Va. Below left, performers gather on the stage at the West Virginia Cultural Center.
Has the long arc of a career ever been told on stage and in stages.
The Tour Stage by Stage.
If you love variety and wandering from stage to stage, you'll see and hear rock performers, blues legends & regional blues favorites, reggae, and cool jazz artists.

In science:

The subroutine PYUPEV that we have coded can be separated to two parts, an initialization stage and an event generation stage.
Integration of GRACE and PYTHIA
Lagrangian multipliers of these stage, Φ(s) ζ are s-stage constraints, and A, B , C, D will be called s-stage structure matrices.
Search for gauge symmetry generators of singular Lagrangian theory
Here we present detailed analysis of second stage, with the aim to clarify notations which will be necessary to work out p-stage Dirac functions and the corresponding generating equations.
Search for gauge symmetry generators of singular Lagrangian theory
On second stage of the Dirac procedure the group can be divided on two subgroups , v 1 = (v 2 , v 2), where v 2 represents subgroup which can be presented through v 2 on this stage.
Search for gauge symmetry generators of singular Lagrangian theory
It follows from (4.3) and (4.4) that these two morphisms are isomorphisms at the first stage and hence are isomorphisms at every stage.
Generalized geometry, equivariant $\bar{\partial}\partial$-lemma, and torus actions