Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In or toward the area behind the performing space in a theater, especially the area comprising the dressing rooms.
  • adv. In secret; privately.
  • adj. Of, relating to, occurring in, or situated behind the performing area of a theater.
  • adj. Concealed from the public; private.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to, or situated in the area behind a stage.
  • adj. Secret, concealed from the public.
  • adv. Towards the area behind the stage.
  • adv. Out of view of the public.
  • n. The area behind a stage, especially that of the dressing rooms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. concealed from the public; in private.
  • n. the area on the stage out of sight of the audience.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. concealed from public view or attention
  • adv. out of view of the public; behind the scenes
  • adv. in or to a backstage area of a theater
  • n. a stage area out of sight of the audience

Etymologies

back +‎ stage (Wiktionary)

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