Definition of stage verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    stage

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//steɪdʒ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//steɪdʒ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stage
    BrE BrE//steɪdʒ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//steɪdʒ//
     
    he / she / it stages
    BrE BrE//ˈsteɪdʒɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsteɪdʒɪz//
     
    past simple staged
    BrE BrE//steɪdʒd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//steɪdʒd//
     
    past participle staged
    BrE BrE//steɪdʒd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//steɪdʒd//
     
    -ing form staging
    BrE BrE//ˈsteɪdʒɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsteɪdʒɪŋ//
     
    Producing a play
     
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  1. 1stage something to organize and present a play or an event for people to see to stage a ceremony/an event/an exhibition The local theatre group is staging a production of ‘Hamlet’. Birmingham has bid to stage the next national athletics championships. See related entries: Producing a play
  2. 2stage something to organize and take part in action that needs careful planning, especially as a public protest to stage a strike/demonstration/march/protest
  3. 3stage something to make something happen The dollar staged a recovery earlier today. After five years in retirement, he staged a comeback to international tennis.
  4. Word Origin Middle English (denoting a floor of a building, platform, or stopping place): shortening of Old French estage ‘dwelling’, based on Latin stare ‘to stand’. Current senses of the verb date from the early 17th cent.Extra examples The action scenes are all well staged. The event was very carefully staged. an elaborately staged drama They’re staging an exhibition in the church hall.
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