stage-n; 9 Senses

Sense Number 1: a definable, or characterized, period of time

Commentary: STAGE[+quantity][+span][+time][+period][+definable]

We are studying the boreal stage in the class on paleoclimatology.
The style of the vase suggests it was made during the later stages of the classical Greek period.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a developmental point or event, along a continuum

Commentary: STAGE[+event][+developmental][+along_continuum]

These insects have a fairly short larval stage.
We are only at the beginning stages of gene therapy tailored to the individual.
Mary had frequent nausea during the first stage of her pregnancy.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: large horizontal platform, usually for performances

Commentary: STAGE[+entity][+artifact][+artifact][+platform][+large][+performance]

Each member of the graduating class walked on stage to receive their diploma.
The musical was produced on a big sound stage in Hollywood.
John will enter stage left, after Mary drinks the potion and begins her soliloquy.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: the theater, as a profession

Commentary: STAGE[+activity][+profession][+theater]

He has written several works for stage, television and cinema.
She was a big name on the stage during the 1940s.
The actor said the stage is his life.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: a traveled segment of a journey

Commentary: STAGE[+quantity][+distance][+segment][+traveled][+of_journey]

We completed the first stage of the journey on foot.
The second and third stages of our trip will be by motor coach.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 6: the context or setting in which something takes place

Commentary: STAGE[+state][+context][+for+action]

They are hoping this meeting will set the stage for further negotiations.
China is playing an increasing role on the international stage.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 7: small platform on a microscope where specimens are placed

Commentary: STAGE[+entity][+artifact][+structure][+platform][+small][+microscope][+for_specimen]

The pathologist placed the glass slide on the stage to have a closer look.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 8: detachable propelling section of a rocket

Commentary: STAGE[+entity][+artifact][+structure][+section][+propelling][+detachable][+of+rocket]

Mission control watched as the second stage successfully detached from the rocket.
They are testing a new three-stage rocket out in Mojave.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 9: amplifying component of an electronic circuit

Commentary: STAGE[+entity][+artifact][+circuit][+electronic][+component][+amplifying]

The text describes a method for creating an integrated circuit stage.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 6