a diffraction grating consisting of a pile of plates of equal thickness arranged stepwise with a constant offset
a body of troops arranged in a line
military formation in which its units are arranged diagonally
Migratory pattern of some birds
A level or rank in an organization, a profession, or society
the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall); "he enjoyed the evening light across the lake"
Odds of one to one
make even or more even
become even or more even; "even out the surface"
make level or straight; "level the ground"
(in India) a unit of length having different values in different localities
tear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building was levelled"
a section or portion of a journey or course; "then we embarked on the second stage of our Caribbean cruise"
a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience; "he clambered up onto the stage and got the actors to help him into the box"
plan, organize, and carry out (an event); "the neighboring tribe staged an invasion"
a small platform on a microscope where the specimen is mounted for examination
perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'"
a large coach-and-four formerly used to carry passengers and mail on regular routes between towns; "we went out of town together by stage about ten or twelve miles"
the theater as a profession (usually `the stage'); "an early movie simply showed a long kiss by two actors of the contemporary stage"
any scene regarded as a setting for exhibiting or doing something; "All the world's a stage"--Shakespeare; "it set the stage for pea
a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale; "what level is the office on?"
a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events; "he writes stories for the magazines"
a record or narrative description of past events; "a history of France"; "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president"; "the story of exposure to lead"
a short account of the news; "the report of his speech"; "the story was on the 11 o'clock news"; "the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious"
a trivial lie; "he told a fib about eating his spinach"; "how can I stop my child from telling stories?"
a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program; "his narrative was interesting"; "Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children"
an abstract place usually conceived as having depth; "a good actor communicates on several levels"; "a simile has at least two layers of meaning"; "the mind functions on many strata simultaneously"
people having the same social, economic, or educational status; "the working class"; "an emerging professional class"
one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock)
one of two or more layers one atop another; "tier upon tier of huge casks"; "a three-tier wedding cake"
something that is used for tying; "the sail is fastened to the yard with tiers"
a worker who ties something
any one of two or more competitors who tie one another
a relative position or degree of value in a graded group; "lumber of the highest grade"