[n] a section or portion of a journey or course; "then we embarked on the second stage of our Caribbean cruise"
[n] 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"
[n] a small platform on a microscope where the specimen is mounted for examination
[n] 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"
[n] the theater as a profession (usually"the stage"); "an early movie simply showed a long kiss by two actors of the contemporary stage"
[n] 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"
[n] 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"
[n] 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?"
[v] plan, organize, and carry out (an event)
[v] perform (a play), esp. on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'"
arrange, bring about, degree, leg, level, microscope stage, phase, point, present, represent, stagecoach