American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
- 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (theater) the area on the stage out of sight of the audience.
- adj. concealed from the public; in private.
- 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
- back + stage (Wiktionary)
“Mon 10/19/09 1: 23 PM nevermind the fact that she had clearly popped some oxycodin backstage before the show, she was almost as bad as robbie williams the week before, but he was clearly coked out, completely different”
“Today we call the backstage spot right near the curtain the gorilla position in his honor.”
“I can't blame them: the area in question, though backstage, is in sight of patrons, and seeing someone puffing away can "ruin the magic.”
“Dear sir and wole US governemnt Please do not support Iranian regime in backstage, we do not need your help to cick them out, thanks for the 1979 revolution that you helped to happen and put these idiot CIA agents on iranian governemnt!!!!!”
“It's tough enough to emerge unscathed-much less recall any real trends that emerge from the flurry of commotion that in industry speak is known as "backstage" at”
“They found themselves playing in the finals, and afterwards, Hungate found himself called backstage among the top three finishers to pick out their choice of mandolins to be presented later onstage along with the trophies and cash prizes.”
“The Senate campaign for Michael Huffington in California "was fun, except for Arianna," he said, referring to his backstage contretemps with the candidate's then-wife Arianna Huffington.”
“I broach the subject with Keith [Richards] in Camp X-Ray, as he calls his backstage lair.”
“VC: The backstage is the most interesting thing as a story to be told because the ballet, everybody knows the story, and of course it's very stylish and not very, let's say, new?”
“This was an outdoor, summertime benefit concert, and the backstage was a stand of woods along the Delaware Canal.”
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