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backstage

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adjective back·stage \ˈbak-ˌstāj\

Definition of backstage

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or occurring in the area behind the stage and especially in the dressing rooms

  2. 2 :  of or relating to the private lives of theater people

  3. 3 :  of or relating to the inner working or operation (as of an organization)

1880

First Known Use of backstage

1880


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backstage

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adverb back·stage \ˈbak-ˈstāj\

Definition of backstage

  1. 1 :  in or to a backstage area

  2. 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

1901

First Known Use of backstage

1901



BACKSTAGE Defined for English Language Learners


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backstage

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adverb back·stage \ˈbak-ˈstāj\

Definition of backstage for English Language Learners

  • : behind the stage of a theater


BACKSTAGE Defined for Kids

backstage

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adverb or adjective back·stage \ˈbak-ˈstāj\

Definition of backstage for Students

  1. :  in or to the area behind the stage



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