from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Toward, at, or on the rear part of a stage.
- adj. Of or relating to the rear part of a stage.
- adj. Informal Haughty; aloof.
- n. The rear part of a stage, away from the audience.
- transitive v. To distract attention from (another performer) by moving upstage, thus forcing the other performer to face away from the audience.
- transitive v. To divert attention or praise from; force out of the spotlight: a vice president who repeatedly tried to upstage the president.
- transitive v. To treat haughtily.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The part of a stage that is farthest from the audience or camera.
- adv. toward or at the rear of a theatrical stage.
- adv. away from a motion-picture or television camera.
- adj. At the rear of a stage.
- v. To draw attention away from.
- v. To force other actors to face away from the audience by staying upstage.
- v. To treat snobbishly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the rear part of the stage
- adj. remote in manner
- v. treat snobbishly, put in one's place
- v. steal the show, draw attention to oneself away from someone else
- v. move upstage, forcing the other actors to turn away from the audience
- adj. of the back half of a stage
- adv. at or toward the rear of the stage
up + stage (Wiktionary)