verb (used with object), staged, stag·ing.

verb (used without object), staged, stag·ing.

to be suitable for presentation or performance on the stage: The script didn't stage well.
to travel by stagecoach.

Nearby words

  1. stag night,
  2. stag party,
  3. stag's horn,
  4. stag's-horn coral,
  5. stag-horn calculus,
  6. stage brace,
  7. stage business,
  8. stage direction,
  9. stage director,
  10. stage door


Origin of stage

1250–1300; Middle English (noun) < Old French estage (French étage), from Vulgar Latin staticum (unattested) “standing place,” equivalent to stat(us) status + -icum, neuter of -icus -ic

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Examples from the Web for restage

British Dictionary definitions for restage


verb (tr)

to produce or perform a new production of (a play)
to organize or carry out (an event) again, esp if it has been cancelledattempts have been made to restage the race



a distinct step or period of development, growth, or progressa child at the toddling stage
a raised area or platform
the platform in a theatre where actors perform
the stage the theatre as a profession
any scene regarded as a setting for an event or action
a portion of a journey or a stopping place after such a portion
short for stagecoach
British a division of a bus route for which there is a fixed fare
one of the separate propulsion units of a rocket that can be jettisoned when it has burnt outSee also multistage (def. 1)
any of the various distinct periods of growth or development in the life of an organism, esp an insecta larval stage; pupal stage
the organism itself at such a period of growth
a small stratigraphical unit; a subdivision of a rock series or system
the platform on a microscope on which the specimen is mounted for examination
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
a university subject studied for one academic yearStage II French
by easy stages or in easy stages not hurriedlyhe learned French by easy stages


(tr) to perform (a play), esp on a stagewe are going to stage ``Hamlet''
(tr) to set the action of (a play) in a particular time or place
(tr) to plan, organize, and carry out (an event)
(intr) obsolete to travel by stagecoach

Word Origin for stage

C13: from Old French estage position, from Vulgar Latin staticum (unattested), from Latin stāre to stand

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Word Origin and History for restage
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Medicine definitions for restage




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.


To determine the extent or progression of.

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Idioms and Phrases with restage


In addition to the idioms beginning with stage

  • stage fright
  • stage whisper

also see:

  • at this stage
  • set the scene (stage) for
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