offstage

adverb or adjective
off·​stage | \ ˈȯf-ˈstāj How to pronounce offstage (audio) , -ˌstāj \

Definition of offstage

1 : on a part of the stage not visible to the audience
2 : in private life known offstage as a kindly person
3 : behind the scenes : out of the public view much of the important work of the conference was done offstage

Examples of offstage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pair’s show ended in October 2003, after Mr. Horn was mauled by a 400-pound white tiger named Mantecore, which dragged him offstage before a stunned capacity crowd of 1,500 at the Mirage. New York Times, "Siegfried Fischbacher, Magician of Siegfried & Roy, Dies at 81," 14 Jan. 2021 The pair stopped their decades-long show in October 2003, after Horn was mauled by a 400-pound white tiger that dragged him offstage during a packed show at MGM’s Mirage hotel and casino. Christine Hauser, BostonGlobe.com, "Siegfried Fischbacher, magician of Siegfried & Roy, dies at 81," 14 Jan. 2021 Within weeks, the agency was pushed offstage as President Donald Trump and other administration officials, during daily news briefings, became the main sources of information about the U.S. epidemic and the attempts to control it. Jason Dearen, chicagotribune.com, "White House puts ‘politicals’ at CDC to try to control information it releases about the coronavirus pandemic," 16 Oct. 2020 Within weeks, the agency was pushed offstage as President Donald Trump and other administration officials, during daily news briefings, became the main sources of information about the U.S. epidemic and the attempts to control it. Anchorage Daily News, "White House puts ‘politicals’ at CDC to try to control info," 16 Oct. 2020 Within weeks, the agency was pushed offstage as President Donald Trump and other administration officials, during daily news briefings, became the main sources of information about the U.S. epidemic and the attempts to control it. Jason Dearen, chicagotribune.com, "White House puts ‘politicals’ at CDC to try to control information it releases about the coronavirus pandemic," 16 Oct. 2020 Within weeks, the agency was pushed offstage as President Donald Trump and other administration officials, during daily news briefings, became the main sources of information about the U.S. epidemic and the attempts to control it. Anchorage Daily News, "White House puts ‘politicals’ at CDC to try to control info," 16 Oct. 2020 Within weeks, the agency was pushed offstage as President Donald Trump and other administration officials, during daily news briefings, became the main sources of information about the U.S. epidemic and the attempts to control it. Jason Dearen, chicagotribune.com, "White House puts ‘politicals’ at CDC to try to control information it releases about the coronavirus pandemic," 16 Oct. 2020 Within weeks, the agency was pushed offstage as President Donald Trump and other administration officials, during daily news briefings, became the main sources of information about the U.S. epidemic and the attempts to control it. Anchorage Daily News, "White House puts ‘politicals’ at CDC to try to control info," 16 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of offstage

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Offstage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/offstage. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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offstage

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of offstage

: on the part of the stage that the audience cannot see : behind or to the side of the stage
of a performer : in private life
: in a place that is away from public view : behind the scenes

offstage

adverb or adjective
off·​stage | \ ˈȯf-ˈstāj How to pronounce offstage (audio) \

Kids Definition of offstage

: off or away from the stage

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