Definition of backstage in English:

backstage

Syllabification: back·stage
Pronunciation: /bakˈstāj
 
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noun

The area in a theater out of view of the audience, especially in the wings or dressing rooms: backstage was the scene of pleasant pandemonium
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  • There are backstages now, there's security, there's bodyguards.
  • Almost every great player has a solid team working backstages to produce the best results possible.
  • Or i could even stalk them, try to get in the backstages, get to see Ryan and give it to him in person.

adjective

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1Of, relating to, or situated in the area behind the stage in a theater: a backstage tour of the opera house
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  • I left the office about 5pm and spent a lot of time wandering around the different backstage sites, dressing rooms and stage areas, to make sure everything went to plan.
  • I could have wished there had been more of the legendary theatrical backstage stories.
  • Operationally, the obvious place to build the extension would have been at the north end of the site, where the existing stage and backstage areas are located.
1.1Kept from public scrutiny; secret: backstage deals
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  • But beyond the public turmoil lies a private, backstage world of unrequited love, secret affairs and insecurity.
  • This exhibit is an exploration of the more private, backstage aspect of the shows.
  • It said 20 of the 34 projects did not strictly implement bid invitations and some were suspected of backstage deals or business bribery, which had affected the projects' quality.

adverb

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1In or to the backstage area in a theater: I went backstage after the show
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  • She herself has worked backstage for a marionette theater in Minneapolis, and she taught calligraphy for years.
  • Danny stepped away, and cast one last disdainful look at Scott before going backstage, and presumably leaving the theater.
  • We used a photograph of him taken backstage at the Winter Garden theater to calibrate our time extractor.
1.1Not known to the public; in secret: we planned our strategies backstage
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  • I should be on the front lines, not making deals backstage.
  • I wonder who is cutting the deals backstage and what it will look like after this is over.

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