stage

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stage is part of the Basic English 850.
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stage is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
stage

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: stedʒ, steɪdʒ
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Noun[change]

Singular
stage

Plural
stages

A person on a stage making music
  1. a high floor where some people perform while other people watch
    The actors performed on the stage while the audience watched.
  2. a vehicle, especially a horse-drawn coach, usually stagecoach
    The stage arrived in Dodge City with Lola Montez on board.
    We took a ride on the stagecoach at the amusement park.
  3. a phase or level
    The first stage in our trip to the moon will be the blast off.
    Have you completed the first stage in your training?


Verb[change]

Plain form
stage

Third-person singular
stages

Past tense
staged

Past participle
staged

Present participle
staging

  1. to put or "mount" a work on the stage
    This producer stages shows around the world.
    The producers will stage the new musical in New York, London, and Toronto.
    The show was staged in Montreal before it opened in New York.
    Producers are staging the show in several cities.