center stage

noun
Updated on: 25 May 2018

Definition of center stage

1 : the central part of a theatrical stage
2 : a central or highly prominent position
  • an issue that has taken center stage in the campaign

center stage

adjective or adverb

Examples of center stage in a Sentence

  1. The actor stood alone at center stage.

  2. As we wrap up work on the old project, a new one moves to center stage.

  3. The issue is expected to take center stage in the elections.

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First Known Use of center stage

1875

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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center stage Synonyms

Near Antonyms

back burner;

Related Words

front burner;

attention, heed, notice;


CENTER STAGE Defined for English Language Learners

center stage

Definition of center stage for English Language Learners

  • : the middle section of a theater's stage

  • : a main or very important position



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