backstage


1back·stage

adjective \ˈbak-ˌstāj\

Definition of BACKSTAGE

1
:  of, relating to, or occurring in the area behind the stage and especially in the dressing rooms
2
:  of or relating to the private lives of theater people
3
:  of or relating to the inner working or operation (as of an organization)

First Known Use of BACKSTAGE

1916

2back·stage

adverb \ˈbak-ˈstāj\

: behind the stage of a theater

Full Definition of BACKSTAGE

1
:  in or to a backstage area
2
:  in private :  secretly

Examples of BACKSTAGE

  1. After the show, we went backstage to meet the band.
  2. <some of the most important decisions were made backstage, and only presented to the full committee afterward>

First Known Use of BACKSTAGE

1922

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