Origin of staged
- the platform on which the actors perform in a theater.
- this platform with all the parts of the theater and all the apparatus back of the proscenium.
- any one of the major time periods in the development of an insect, as the embryonic, larval, pupal, and imaginal stages.
- Also called stadium.any one of the periods of larval growth between molts.
verb (used with object), staged, stag·ing.
verb (used without object), staged, stag·ing.
Origin of stage
Synonyms for stage
Related Words for stageddo, play, organize, perform, mount, execute, open, present, orchestrate, engineer, give, show
Examples from the Web for staged
Contemporary Examples of staged
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute has staged some truly fantastic shows over the past few years.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Carrie Bradshaw in Your Life
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Conflicts and resolutions were staged with the skill of a chessplayer working out new endgame strategies.Can Tarzan of the Apes Survive in a Post-Colonial World?
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The moist emotions were at once staged for television and overpoweringly real.Will Meredith Vieira Ever Stop Crying? Her Emotional Daytime TV Debut
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Historical Examples of staged
Staged this season with magnificent cast and gorgeous properties.
The play has been staged with magnificent cast and gorgeous properties.
Then there would be a sudden attack to be staged just at dawn.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin
Aided by Uncle Thomas and that assistant, the performance was staged.Oswald Langdon
Carson Jay Lee
I don't think 'kissing' is quite the word for the performance you just staged.Masters of Space
Edward Elmer Smith
Word Origin for stage
mid-13c., "story of a building, raised floor for exhibitions," from Old French estage "a story or floor of a building, stage for performance," from Vulgar Latin *staticum "a place for standing," from Latin statum, past participle of stare "to stand" (see stet). Meaning "platform for presentation of a play" is attested from late 14c.; generalized for "profession of an actor" from 1580s.
Sense of "period of development or time in life" first recorded early 14c., probably from Middle English sense of "degree or step on the 'ladder' of virtue, 'wheel' of fortune, etc.," in parable illustrations and morality plays. Stage mother is from 1919. Stage-Door Johnny "young man who frequents stage doors seeking the company of actresses, chorus girls, etc." is attested from 1912. Stage-struck is from 1813; earlier stage-smitten (1680s). Stage whisper first attested 1865.
In addition to the idioms beginning with stage
- stage fright
- stage whisper
- at this stage
- set the scene (stage) for