set the stage (for something)

Definition of set the stage (for something)

  1. :  to make (something) possible or likely His discoveries set the stage for a revolution in medical research. Her early training set the stage for her later success.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cause to sit :  place in or on a seat

    :  to put (a fowl) on eggs to hatch them

    :  to put (eggs) for hatching under a fowl or into an incubator

  1. :  the act or action of setting

    :  the condition of being set

    :  a number of things of the same kind that belong or are used together

  1. :  intent, determined

    :  intentional, premeditated

    :  fixed by authority or appointment :  prescribed, specified

stageplay
  1. :  one of a series of positions or stations one above the other :  step

    :  the height of the surface of a river above an arbitrary zero point

    :  a raised platform

  1. :  to produce (as a play) on a stage

    :  to produce or cause to happen for public view or public effect

    :  to determine the phase or severity of (a disease) based on a classification of established symptomatic criteria

  1. :  intended to represent a type or stereotype

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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contemplative of or relative to the past

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