In theatre or performance arts, the stage is a designated space for the performance of productions. The stage serves as a space for actors or performers and a focal point for the members of the audience. As an architectural feature, the stage may consist of a platform or series of platforms. In some cases, these may be temporary or adjustable but in theaters and other buildings devoted to such productions, the stage is often a permanent feature.

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  1. A phase.
  2. The area, in any theatre, generally raised, upon which an audience watches plays or other public ceremonies.
  3. A floor or storey of a house.
  4. A floor elevated for the convenience of mechanical work, etc.; scaffolding; staging.
  5. A platform, often floating, serving as a kind of wharf.
  6. A stagecoach, an enclosed horsedrawn carriage used to carry passengers.
  7. A place of rest on a regularly travelled road; a station; a place appointed for a relay of horses.
  8. 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.
    a stage of ten miles
  9. The number of an electronic circuit’s block, such as a filter, an amplifier, etc.
  10. The place on a microscope where the slide is located for viewing.
  11. A level; one of the sequential areas making up the game.
  12. A place where anything is publicly exhibited, or a remarkable affair occurs; the scene.


  1. To produce on a stage, to perform a play.
    The local theater group will stage "Pride and Prejudice".
  2. To demonstrate in a deceptive manner.
    The salesman’s demonstration of the new cleanser was staged to make it appear highly effective.
  3. (Of a protest or strike etc.) To carry out.
  4. To cause to pause or wait at a designated location.
    We staged the cars to be ready for the start, then waited for the starter to drop the flag.
    to stage data to be written at a later time

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