from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Situated or taking place in the area of a stage that is invisible to the audience.
- adj. Of, relating to, or taking place in private life: an offstage persona.
- adv. Away from the area of a stage visible to the audience.
- adv. In private life: an actor known offstage by another name.
- adv. Behind the scenes; not visible to the public: The meetings between the leaders took place offstage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, or relating to that part of a stage not visible to the audience
- adj. Of, or relating to private life
- adv. Taking place offstage (as above)
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. situated or taking place in the area of a stage not visible to the audience
- adv. behind the scenes; not on stage
- adj. concealed from public view or attention
- n. a stage area out of sight of the audience
- adv. not in public
off + stage (Wiktionary)