- 1. phase, stage, time period, period of time, period
- usage: 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. degree, level, stage, point, state
- usage: 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?"
- 3. stage, platform
- usage: 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"
- 4. stage, dramaturgy, dramatic art, dramatics, theater, theatre
- usage: the theater as a profession (usually `the stage'); "an early movie simply showed a long kiss by two actors of the contemporary stage"
- 5. stagecoach, stage, coach, four-in-hand, coach-and-four
- usage: 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"
- 6. stage, leg, travel, traveling, travelling
- usage: a section or portion of a journey or course; "then we embarked on the second stage of our Caribbean cruise"
- 7. stage, scene
- usage: 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. stage, microscope stage, platform
- usage: a small platform on a microscope where the specimen is mounted for examination
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- 1. stage, present, represent, re-create
- usage: perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'"
- 2. stage, arrange, initiate, pioneer
- usage: plan, organize, and carry out (an event); "the neighboring tribe staged an invasion"
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