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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb Toward, at, or on the rear part of a stage.
  • adjective Of or relating to the rear part of a stage.
  • adjective Informal Haughty; aloof.
  • noun The rear part of a stage, away from the audience.
  • transitive verb To distract attention from (another performer) by moving upstage, thus forcing the other performer to face away from the audience.
  • transitive verb To divert attention or praise from; force out of the spotlight.
  • transitive verb To treat haughtily.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The part of a stage that is farthest from the audience or camera.
  • adverb toward or at the rear of a theatrical stage.
  • adverb away from a motion-picture or television camera.
  • adjective At the rear of a stage.
  • verb transitive To draw attention away from.
  • verb transitive To force other actors to face away from the audience by staying upstage.
  • verb transitive To treat snobbishly.

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

  • noun the rear part of the stage
  • adjective remote in manner
  • verb treat snobbishly, put in one's place
  • verb steal the show, draw attention to oneself away from someone else
  • verb move upstage, forcing the other actors to turn away from the audience
  • adjective of the back half of a stage
  • adverb at or toward the rear of the stage

Etymologies

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up +‎ stage

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