staging area


Definition of staging area

: an area in which participants in a new especially military operation or mission are assembled and readied

Examples of staging area in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tradepoint is also the staging area for wind turbines bound for the coast of Ocean City, Maryland. Christine Condon,, 25 May 2021 The media staging area related to the incident that occurred in the 1600 block of NE 4th Avenue is the SW corner of NE 15th Street and NE 4th Avenue. NBC News, 20 June 2021 Yellow police tape surrounded the area police and volunteers adopted as the staging area Monday night for their nearly nonstop search missions since May 15 at the Hammond Best Western with several officers keeping onlookers at a distance. Michelle L. Quinn,, 25 May 2021 In south county, 87,000-acre Henry W. Coe State Park re-opened with heat warnings for the weekend and access with limited facilities out of headquarters off Dunne Avenue east of Morgan Hill and the Hunting Hollow staging area east of Gilroy. Tom Stienstra,, 4 Sep. 2020 In March, the Olympic torch relay started at Fukushima’s sporting complex, which was used as a staging area for those working on decommissioning the plant damaged in 2011. Hanako Lowry, Los Angeles Times, 24 June 2021 This is the staging area for SpaceX’s founding dream, the reason Musk got into the rocket business: to put human beings on Mars, not to drop a flag and go home, but to stay and survive. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 6 May 2021 This is a backpack camp on the route that can be used as staging area for the Half Dome climb. Tom Stienstra,, 26 Nov. 2020 The basement became a staging area, and once everything was in their possession, only then did the small crew start, with rigorous protocols in place to protect everyone. Laura Hine, WSJ, 26 May 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'staging area.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of staging area

1943, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About staging area

Time Traveler for staging area

Time Traveler

The first known use of staging area was in 1943

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near staging area


staging area

staging ground

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for staging area

Last Updated

23 Jul 2021

Cite this Entry

“Staging area.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for staging area

staging area


English Language Learners Definition of staging area

: a place where soldiers gather and military equipment is prepared before a mission

More from Merriam-Webster on staging area

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for staging area

Britannica English: Translation of staging area for Arabic Speakers


Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!