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Webster 1913 Edition


Stager

Sta′ger

(stā′jẽr)
,
Noun.
1.
A player.
[R.]
B. Jonson.
2.
One who has long acted on the stage of life; a practitioner; a person of experience, or of skill derived from long experience.
“You will find most of the old stagers still stationary there.”
Sir W. Scott.
3.
A horse used in drawing a stage.
[Colloq.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Stager

STAGER

,
Noun.
1.
A player. [Little used.]
2.
One that has long acted on the stage of life; a practitioner; a person of cunning; as an old cunning stager; an experienced stager; a stager of the wiser sort.
[I do not recollect to have ever heard this word used in America.]

Definition 2022


stager

stager

English

Noun

stager (plural stagers)

  1. An actor on the stage.
  2. One who stages a theatrical performance.
    • 1994, Richard Beadle, The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Theatre (page 271)
      Here the principal stagers of saints' plays appear to have been the civic authorities, and guilds or confreries, and the popularity of this type of drama owed much to the cult of saints []
  3. One who has long acted on the stage of life; a practitioner; a person of experience, or of skill derived from long experience.
  4. A horse used in drawing a stage.

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