|1.||a distinct step or period of development, growth, or progress: a child at the toddling stage|
|2.||a raised area or platform|
|3.||the platform in a theatre where actors perform|
|4.||the stage the theatre as a profession|
|5.||any scene regarded as a setting for an event or action|
|6.||a portion of a journey or a stopping place after such a portion|
|7.||short for stagecoach|
|8.||(Brit) a division of a bus route for which there is a fixed fare|
|9.||See also multistage one of the separate propulsion units of a rocket that can be jettisoned when it has burnt out|
|10.||any of the various distinct periods of growth or development in the life of an organism, esp an insect: a larval stage; pupal stage|
|11.||the organism itself at such a period of growth|
|12.||a small stratigraphical unit; a subdivision of a rock series or system|
|13.||the platform on a microscope on which the specimen is mounted for examination|
|14.||electronics a part of a complex circuit, esp one of a number of transistors with the associated elements required to amplify a signal in an amplifier|
|15.||a university subject studied for one academic year: Stage II French|
|16.||by easy stages, in easy stages not hurriedly: he learned French by easy stages|
|17.||(tr) to perform (a play), esp on a stage: we are going to stage ``Hamlet''|
|18.||(tr) to set the action of (a play) in a particular time or place|
|19.||(tr) to plan, organize, and carry out (an event)|
|20.||obsolete (intr) to travel by stagecoach|
|[C13: from Old French estage position, from Vulgar Latin staticum (unattested), from Latin stāre to stand]|
A period in the course of a disease.
The platform on a microscope that supports a slide for viewing.
A particular step, phase, or position in a developmental process.
staging stag·ing (stā'jĭng)
The classification of neoplasms according to the extent of the tumor.