Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
that part of a stage, as the wings, not visible to the audience
in or from the offstage: an offstage whisper
- in or to the offstage: to go offstage
- when not actually appearing before the public
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Situated or taking place in the area of a stage that is invisible to the audience.
- Of, relating to, or taking place in private life: an offstage persona.
- Away from the area of a stage visible to the audience.
- a. In private life: an actor known offstage by another name.b. Behind the scenes; not visible to the public: The meetings between the leaders took place offstage.