from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the actors' and workmen's entrance to a theater.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The door giving access to the stage and the parts behind it in a theater; the actors' and workmen's entrance to a theater.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an entrance to the backstage area of theater; used by performers and other theater personnel
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They look at Kevin because he is obviously a foreigner and at me because I’m speaking English—in the way they look at actors when they come out of the stage door after a performance, in a way I can only call deferential.
She doesn’t know, for instance, that a dark envy curdles my heart every time she walks through the stage door where the baked-apple-faced babushka sits on guard, every time she stares into a three-way mirror and makes up her face until someone new and intriguing emerges from under her fingers.
Kinseth had wanted to say something, to warn Mr. Ready about the madman who came rushing out of the stage door behind him, but everything had happened so fast that they hadn’t even had a chance to blink.