staging

noun

stag·​ing ˈstā-jiŋ How to pronounce staging (audio)
1
2
a
: the business of running stagecoaches
b
: the act of journeying in stagecoaches
3
: the act of putting on a play
4
a
: the moving of troops or matériel forward in several stages
b
: the assembling of troops or matériel in transit in a particular place

Examples of staging in a Sentence

The staging of the play was more difficult than expected.
Recent Examples on the Web After the defeat at Stalingrad and the situation becoming increasingly hopeless in late 1944, Goebbels plans the most radical propaganda act, his last staging, with Hitler’s suicide, of the murder of his family and his own suicide. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Feb. 2024 There is no staging, no open houses, and none of the disruptions that can make listing through a typical real estate agent a headache. Kc Property Group, Kansas City Star, 11 Feb. 2024 The piece is directed with terrific strokes from Angie Higgins, whose aesthetically bold staging is loaded with metaphor. David John Chávez, The Mercury News, 30 Jan. 2024 Playwright and director Reiko Ho and her three-person cast have fashioned a simple yet engaging staging that spins six stories, each with a life lesson and an air of positivity. Rob Hubbard, Twin Cities, 21 Jan. 2024 Her staging, on a towering double-decker set by the design collective dots, is also nearly ideal, accentuating (with the help of Jane Cox’s painterly lighting) the conflicts and alliances among the characters. Jesse Green, New York Times, 18 Dec. 2023 Greif’s staging, which grows more naturalistic as the pair careens off the rails, attempts its own kind of seduction. Naveen Kumar, Washington Post, 29 Jan. 2024 His staging feels inhibitingly tidy, despite Joe and Kirsten’s passionate freefall. Sara Holdren, Vulture, 28 Jan. 2024 There is no staging, no open houses, and none of the disruptions when listing through a typical real estate agent. Kc Property Group, Kansas City Star, 21 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of staging was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Staging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/staging. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

staging

noun
stag·​ing
ˈstā-jiŋ
1
2
: the putting of a play on the stage

Medical Definition

staging

noun
: the classification of the severity of a disease in distinct stages on the basis of established symptomatic criteria
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