Definition of Backstage

1. Noun. A stage area out of sight of the audience.

Exact synonyms: Offstage, Wing
Generic synonyms: Stage



2. Adjective. Concealed from public view or attention. "Offstage political meetings"
Exact synonyms: Offstage
Similar to: Private

3. Adverb. Out of view of the public; behind the scenes. "Many private deals were made backstage at the convention"

4. Adverb. In or to a backstage area of a theater. "Costumes were changed backstage"

Definition of Backstage

1. Adjective. Relating to, or situated in the area behind a stage. ¹

2. Adjective. Secret, concealed from the public. ¹

3. Adverb. Towards the area behind the stage. ¹

4. Adverb. Out of view of the public. ¹

5. Noun. The area behind a stage, especially that of the dressing rooms. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Backstage

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Backstage

backspins
backsplash
backsplashes
backspot flyingfish
backspun
backstab
backstabbed
backstabber
backstabbers
backstabbing
backstabbings
backstabby
backstabs
backstaffs
backstage
backstager
backstagers
backstages
backstair
backstamp
backstamped
backstamping
backstamps
backstay
backstays
backstepping
backster
backsters

Literary usage of Backstage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. In Praise of Film Studies: Essays in Honor of Makino Mamoruby Mark Howard Nornes, Mamoru Makino, Aaron Gerow by Mark Howard Nornes, Mamoru Makino, Aaron Gerow (2001)
"When the power went out they would retire backstage and wait for its return. ... This private backstage camaraderie eventually developed into mandan. ..."

2. A Departure from the Script: A Novel by Rochelle Hollander Schwab (2002)
"As I headed for the backstage door, my mind became a total blank. Jenny threw her arms around me for a hug and murmured, "Good luck, Mom. ..."

3. The Theatre of Violence: Narratives of Protagonists in the South African by Don Foster, Paul Haupt, Maresa de Beer (2005)
"Backstage, out of view, are others who make financial arrangements, write scripts, ... There may be misunderstandings between front stage and backstage. ..."

4. Anne-Arky: A Play in One Act by Lindsay Price, Price, Lindsay, 1969- (1995)
"... towards being a psych major CHERYL (CHORUS) — Slightly psycho SETTING: Backstage — Before, during, and after the opening night of Anne of Green Gables. ..."

5. Nonfiction Reading Practice, Grade 5 by Mike Graff (2003)
"Backstage The curtains are drawn. You are backstage, ready for the play to begin. Or are you? ... You smile again and run backstage. "I did it!" you scream. ..."

6. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow (2003)
"... she made me wish there were a mattress somewhere backstage. I settled for patting her behind affectionately, and she wriggled appreciatively. ..."

7. Determinants of Agricultural Policies in the United States and the European by Michel Petit (1985)
"Some events occur center stage; but sometimes it is also essential to know what is happening backstage. As in Greek drama there is a chorus of interested ..."

8. Orlando & Central Florida by Don Philpott (1999)
"Disney's MGM Studios Backstage Pass A Backstage Pass allows visitors to see real television production behind the scenes. The Great Movie Ride Housed in the ..."

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