- a point, period, or step in a process or development；a section of a journey or race
- present a performance of (a play or other show)；organize and participate in (a public event)
verb: stage, 3rd person present: stages, gerund or present participle: staging, past tense: staged, past participle: staged
noun: stage, plural noun: stages
- 1. a point, period, or step in a process or development there is no need at this stage to give explicit details I was in the early stages of pregnancy 同義詞
- ▪ a section of a journey or race the final stage of the journey is made by coach 同義詞
- ▪ each of two or more sections of a rocket or spacecraft that have their own engines and are jettisoned in turn when their propellant is exhausted.
- ▪ a specified part of a circuit, typically one consisting of a single amplifying transistor or valve with the associated equipment a series resistance between the headphones and the output stage
- 2. a raised floor or platform, typically in a theatre, on which actors, entertainers, or speakers perform there are only two characters on stage 同義詞
- ▪ the acting or theatrical profession I've always wanted to go on the stage 同義詞
- ▪ a scene of action or forum of debate, especially in a particular political context Britain is playing a leading role on the international stage 同義詞
- 3. a floor or level of a building or structure the upper stage was added in the 17th century
- ▪ (on a microscope) a raised and usually movable plate on which a slide or object is placed for examination.
- 4. (in chronostratigraphy) a range of strata corresponding to an age in time, forming a subdivision of a series the Oxfordian stage
- ▪ (in palaeoclimatology) a period of time marked by a characteristic climate the Boreal stage
- 5. historical a stagecoach.
- 6. East African a place designated for a bus, taxi, or other public vehicle to stop and let passengers on and off; a bus stop or taxi rank he was waiting at the taxi stage get off the bus at a stage called Nyabugogo
- 1. present a performance of (a play or other show) the show is being staged at the Grand Opera House in Belfast 同義詞
- ▪ organize and participate in (a public event) UDF supporters staged a demonstration in Sofia 同義詞
- ▪ cause (something dramatic or unexpected) to happen the President's attempt to stage a comeback the dollar staged a partial recovery
- 2. North American style or furnish (a property for sale) in such a way as to enhance its attractiveness to potential buyers once we've staged the house, we bring in our photographer
- 3. diagnose or classify (a disease or patient) as having reached a particular stage in the expected progression of the disease cancer of the prostate is staged by the way it feels on rectal exam