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backstage

adjective back·stage \ 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)

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First Known Use of backstage

1880

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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backstage

adverb back·stage \ ˈbak-ˈstāj \

Definition of backstage

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

Examples of backstage in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of backstage

1901

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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BACKSTAGE Defined for English Language Learners

backstage

Definition of backstage for English Language Learners

  • : behind the stage of a theater


BACKSTAGE Defined for Kids

backstage

adverb or adjective back·stage \ ˈbak-ˈstāj \

Definition of backstage for Students

: in or to the area behind the stage


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