offstage

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adverb or adjective off·stage \ˈȯf-ˈstāj, -ˌstāj\

Definition of offstage

  1. 1 :  on a part of the stage not visible to the audience

  2. 2 :  in private life known offstage as a kindly person

  3. 3 :  behind the scenes :  out of the public view much of the important work of the conference was done offstage

1861

First Known Use of offstage

1861


OFFSTAGE Defined for English Language Learners

offstage

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adverb or adjective off·stage \ˈȯf-ˈstāj, -ˌstāj\

Definition of offstage for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

offstage

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adverb or adjective off·stage \ˈȯf-ˈstāj\

Definition of offstage for Students

  1. :  off or away from the stage

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