1. (n.) A floor or story of a house.

2. (n.) An elevated platform on which an orator may speak, a play be performed, an exhibition be presented, or the like.

3. (n.) A floor elevated for the convenience of mechanical work, or the like; a scaffold; a staging.

4. (n.) A platform, often floating, serving as a kind of wharf.

5. (n.) The floor for scenic performances; hence, the theater; the playhouse; hence, also, the profession of representing dramatic compositions; the drama, as acted or exhibited.

6. (n.) A place where anything is publicly exhibited; the scene of any noted action or career; the spot where any remarkable affair occurs.

7. (n.) The platform of a microscope, upon which an object is placed to be viewed.

8. (n.) A place of rest on a regularly traveled road; a stage house; a station; a place appointed for a relay of horses.

9. (n.) A degree of advancement in a journey; one of several portions into which a road or course is marked off; the distance between two places of rest on a road; as, a stage of ten miles.

10. (n.) A degree of advancement in any pursuit, or of progress toward an end or result.

11. (n.) A large vehicle running from station to station for the accommodation of the public; a stagecoach; an omnibus.

12. (n.) One of several marked phases or periods in the development and growth of many animals and plants; as, the larval stage; pupa stage; zoea stage.

13. (v. t.) To exhibit upon a stage, or as upon a stage; to display publicly.

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