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 for Stage door
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stage \Stage\ (st[=a]j), n. [OF. estage, F. ['e]tage, (assumed)
     LL. staticum, from L. stare to stand. See Stand, and cf.
     1. A floor or story of a house. [Obs.] --Wyclif.
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     2. An elevated platform on which an orator may speak, a play
        be performed, an exhibition be presented, or the like.
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     3. A floor elevated for the convenience of mechanical work,
        or the like; a scaffold; a staging.
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     4. A platform, often floating, serving as a kind of wharf.
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     5. The floor for scenic performances; hence, the theater; the
        playhouse; hence, also, the profession of representing
        dramatic compositions; the drama, as acted or exhibited.
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              Knights, squires, and steeds, must enter on the
              stage.                                --Pope.
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              Lo! where the stage, the poor, degraded stage,
              Holds its warped mirror to a gaping age. --C.
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     6. A place where anything is publicly exhibited; the scene of
        any noted action or career; the spot where any remarkable
        affair occurs; as, politicians must live their lives on
        the public stage.
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              When we are born, we cry that we are come
              To this great stage of fools.         --Shak.
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              Music and ethereal mirth
              Wherewith the stage of air and earth did ring.
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     7. The platform of a microscope, upon which an object is
        placed to be viewed. See Illust. of Microscope.
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     8. A place of rest on a regularly traveled road; a stage
        house; a station; a place appointed for a relay of horses.
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     9. A degree of advancement in a journey; one of several
        portions into which a road or course is marked off; the
        distance between two places of rest on a road; as, a stage
        of ten miles.
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              A stage . . . signifies a certain distance on a
              road.                                 --Jeffrey.
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              He traveled by gig, with his wife, his favorite
              horse performing the journey by easy stages.
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     10. A degree of advancement in any pursuit, or of progress
         toward an end or result.
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               Such a polity is suited only to a particular stage
               in the progress of society.          --Macaulay.
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     11. A large vehicle running from station to station for the
         accommodation of the public; a stagecoach; an omnibus. "A
         parcel sent you by the stage." --Cowper. [Obsolescent]
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               I went in the sixpenny stage.        --Swift.
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     12. (Biol.) One of several marked phases or periods in the
         development and growth of many animals and plants; as,
         the larval stage; pupa stage; zoea stage.
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     Stage box, a box close to the stage in a theater.
     Stage carriage, a stagecoach.
     Stage door, the actors' and workmen's entrance to a
     Stage lights, the lights by which the stage in a theater is
     Stage micrometer, a graduated device applied to the stage
        of a microscope for measuring the size of an object.
     Stage wagon, a wagon which runs between two places for
        conveying passengers or goods.
     Stage whisper, a loud whisper, as by an actor in a theater,
        supposed, for dramatic effect, to be unheard by one or
        more of his fellow actors, yet audible to the audience; an
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  stage door
      n 1: an entrance to the backstage area of theater; used by
           performers and other theater personnel

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