/ steIdV; stedV/ n
[C] platform or area (usu in a theatre) on which plays are performed to an audience 舞台(通常指剧场中的): He was on (the) stage for most of the play. 他几乎整出戏都在台上. =>illus at App 1 见附录1插图, page ix.
the stage [sing] the profession of actors and actresses; life and work in the theatre 演员的职业; 戏剧表演; 舞台生涯: She advised her son not to choose the stage as a career. 她劝儿子不要选择戏剧表演作职业.
[sing] (fig 比喻) scene of action; place where events occur 场所; (事件发生的)现场: Geneva has become the stage for many meetings of world leaders. 日内瓦已成为世界领袖经常召开会议的地方.
[C] point, period or step in the development, growth or progress of sth/sb 某事物[某人]的发展﹑ 成长或进步的程度﹑ 时期或阶段: at an early stage in our history 在我们历史发展的早期 * At this stage it's impossible to know whether our plan will succeed. 目前尚无法预见我们的计画能否实现. * The baby has reached the talking stage, ie is beginning to talk. 这婴儿已经会说话了.
[C] (a) distance between two stopping-places on a journey; part of a journey (行程中两站之间的)路程; 一段路: travel by easy stages, ie only for a short distance at a time 分段作短程舒适的旅行 * She did the first stage of the trip by train. 她行程的第一段是乘火车的. (b) (Brit) section of a bus route for which there is a fixed fare (有固定票价的)一段公共汽车路程: travel two stages for 30p 乘坐两段路程, 车费30便士. (c) stopping-place after such a part of a journey or bus-ride (一段路程终了的)站.
[C] section of a space-rocket with a separate engine, jettisoned when its fuel is used up (火箭的)级.
[C] (infml 口) = stage-coach: take the next stage out of town 乘下一趟公共马车出镇.
(idm 习语) be/go on the `stage be/become an actor 当[成为]演员; 登台演出: She's wanted to go on the stage from an early age. 她从小就想当演员. set the stage for sth prepare for sth; make sth possible or easy 为某事作好准备或创造条件: The president's recent death set the stage for a military coup. 总统最近死後, 酝酿着一场军事政变. ,up/,down `stage further from/nearer to the front of the stage when acting in a play, etc (演出时)在(向)舞台後部[前部].
> stage v [Tn]
1 present (a play, etc) on a stage; put (sth) before the public 将(戏剧等)搬上舞台; 上演: stage a new production of `King Lear' 上演新编排的《李尔王》.
2 arrange for (sth) to take place; carry out 实行(某事); 进行; 举行: stage a protest rally 举行抗议大会 * stage a `come-back, eg after retiring as a sportsman 复出.
# `stage-coach n (formerly) public vehicle pulled by horses carrying passengers (and often mail) along a regular route (旧时的)公共马车, 驿车.
`stage direction note in the text of a play telling actors where to move, how to perform, etc on stage (剧本的)舞台指示.
,stage `door entrance at the back of a theatre used by actors, theatre staff, etc 剧场後门(供演员﹑ 职员等进出的).
`stage fright nervousness felt by an actor, etc in front of an audience (演员等的)怯场.
`stage-hand n person employed to help move scenery, etc in a theatre 舞台工作人员(负责移动布景﹑ 道具等的).
,stage `left left side of a stage for an actor facing the audience (面对观众的)舞台左侧.
,stage-`manage v [Tn] organize (sth) as or like a stage-manager 担任(某剧)的舞台监督; 对(某事)进行幕後安排: The demonstration had been carefully stage-managed to coincide with the Prime Minister's visit. 这次示威活动事先作了精心安排, 正好在首相访问时进行. ,stage-`manager n person in charge of a theatre stage, equipment, scenery, etc during the rehearsals and performances of a play 舞台监督.
,stage `right right side of a stage for an actor facing the audience (面对观众的)舞台右侧.
`stage-struck adj (often derog 常作贬义) having a (too) great desire to become an actor (过分)渴望当演员的: His ten-year old daughter is completely stage-struck. 他那十岁的女儿想当演员都入迷了.
,stage `whisper loud whisper (on stage) that is intended to be heard by the audience 低声旁白(为让观众听见的舞台低语).