Origin of staging
- 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.
- to continue to be produced, as a play or other theatrical production.
- to be the center of attention.
Origin of stage
Synonyms for stage
Related Words for stagingdo, play, organize, perform, mount, execute, open, present, orchestrate, engineer, give, show
Examples from the Web for staging
Contemporary Examples of staging
The group encompasses Byrne's art-rock solitariness and the dissociation effects in the spare—somewhat Godardian—staging.The Stacks: Pauline Kael's Talking Heads Obsession
November 22, 2014
At the time, Madonna was staging her first real comeback and she chose videos as her battleground.David Fincher’s Backseat Feminism
October 9, 2014
How about staging large-scale NATO military maneuvers at the border and freezing the assets of the kleptocracy?This Really Is Obama's Moment of Truth
September 4, 2014
Co-founders Rob Dickens and Brad Scudder are staging their GBR event in ten cities in this year.Chicago’s Running of the Bulls
July 26, 2014
As the Roman emperors knew during the staging of the gladiator games at the Coliseum, so FIFA knows now: The mob must be appeased.Brazil’s World Cup Is An Expensive, Exploitative Nightmare
May 30, 2014
Historical Examples of staging
This staging was, perhaps, twenty feet from the ground, and the latter frozen.A Woman who went to Alaska
May Kellogg Sullivan
It is the most effective scene in the world for the amount of staging.From Edinburgh to India & Burmah
William G. Burn Murdoch
His staging is of the simplest, and therefore, the most natural.Adventures in the Arts
The bucket was dumped by a man on a staging erected on the pier form.
The staging was then moved into position for another column.
Word Origin for staging
Word Origin for stage
to designate "stopping place or assembly point," 1945, from stage (v.)
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