1a. verb. To produce a performance piece, "stage a play
or musical." To block
or choreograph, "after lunch, we'll stage Act II."
1b. verb. To prepare, such for freight, "stage those boxes on the loading dock
, in the order they should be loaded into the truck."
2a. noun. An elevated platform
, upon which actors act, performers perform, presenters present, and concert musicians muse.
2b. noun. Related: Staging. Individual components of platformery: decks, legs, frames, cross braces, railings, stair units, skirting.