from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A temporary platform or system of platforms used for support; scaffolding.
  • n. The process or manner of putting on a play on the stage.
  • n. The act of jettisoning a stage of a multistage rocket.
  • n. The operation of stagecoaches as an enterprise.
  • n. Travel by stagecoach.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of stage.
  • n. A performance of a play
  • n. A structure of posts and boards for supporting workmen, etc., as in building.
  • n. The business of running stagecoaches.
  • n. The act of journeying in stagecoaches.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A structure of posts and boards for supporting workmen, etc., as in building.
  • n. The business of running stagecoaches; also, the act of journeying in stagecoaches.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A temporary structure of posts and boards for support, as in building; scaffolding.
  • n. The business of running or managing stagecoaches, or the act of traveling in them.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. travel by stagecoach
  • n. a system of scaffolds
  • n. getting rid of a stage of a multistage rocket
  • n. the production of a drama on the stage


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