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staghorn fern any of several ferns that have large divided fronds resembling antlers and that grow nonparasitically on trees, stumps, and the like.
staging the act or process of preparing or putting on a theatrical production. [2 definitions]
staging area a place where troops and military supplies are assembled before departing to another location.
stagnant standing still; motionless. [3 definitions]
stagnate to be or become motionless, fouled, or lacking in energy, originality, or development; be or become stagnant.
stagy having qualities associated with a theatrical play; affected; unnatural.
staid formal, solemn, and reserved in character.
stain a spot or discoloration caused by a foreign substance; tarnish. [9 definitions]
stainable combined form of stain.
stained glass glass that is colored either by fusing materials into it or by adding materials to its surface, and that is used chiefly in decorative windows.
stainless without a stain; spotless. [3 definitions]
stainless steel an alloy of steel and chromium, which is resistant to rust and corrosion.
stair one of a set of consecutive steps that lead to an upper or lower level in a building, or the entire set collectively. [2 definitions]
staircase an arrangement of consecutive steps with its supporting members, usu. connecting two or more floors of a building.
stairs a staircase; flight of steps.
stairway a staircase, often one walled off from the rest of a building in a stairwell.
stairwell in a building, a walled-off section that contains a staircase.
stake1 a sharpened or pointed post designed to be driven into the ground, as for a marker or support, or part of a fence. [6 definitions]
stake2 one's economic or emotional share or interest in something. [6 definitions]
stakeholder someone who holds the money that is bet by one or more persons and who pays it to the winner of the bet. [2 definitions]
stakeout an instance or the practice of surveillance of a place, usu. by police officers, in order to prevent a crime, apprehend a wanted person, or the like.