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Etymology

From Middle English, from Old French estage (story of a building, performance stage), from Vulgar Latin *staticum from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] statum, past participle of sto (to stand)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
stage

Plural
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  1. a phase
    He is in the recovery stage of his illness.
  2. The area, in any theatre, generally raised, upon which an audience watches plays or other public ceremonies.
    The band returned to the stage to play an encore.
  3. Short for stagecoach, an enclosed horsedrawn carriage used to carry passengers
    The stage pulled into town carrying the payroll for the mill and three ladies.
  4. (electronics) the number of an electronic circuit’s block, such as a filter, an amplifier, etc.
    a 3-stage cascade of a 2nd-order bandpass Butterworth filter
  5. The place on a microscope where the slide is placed
    He placed the slide on the stage.

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Verb

Infinitive
to stage

Third person singular
stag

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to stage (third-person singular simple present stag, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To produce on a stage.
    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. 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.

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Dutch

Noun

stage m. (plural stages)

  1. probation, induction

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French

Noun

stage m

  1. job that a trainee is doing in a workplace until a fixed date
  2. probation, induction

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