offstage

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

First Known Use of offstage

1861


OFFSTAGE Defined for English Language Learners

offstage

adverb

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

adverb or adjective off·stage \ ˈȯf-ˈstāj \

Definition of offstage for Students

:off or away from the stage

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