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.

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  • 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


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