upstage

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

up +‎ stage

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

upstage (uncountable)

  1. The part of a stage that is farthest from the audience or camera.

Coordinate termsEdit

AdverbEdit

upstage (comparative more upstage, superlative most upstage)

  1. toward or at the rear of a theatrical stage.
    The actor turned and walked upstage.
  2. away from a motion-picture or television camera.

AdjectiveEdit

upstage (comparative more upstage, superlative most upstage)

  1. At the rear of a stage.
    The minimalist play used no upstage scenery.

VerbEdit

upstage (third-person singular simple present upstages, present participle upstaging, simple past and past participle upstaged)

  1. (transitive) To draw attention away from.
    She only wore that dress to upstage everyone.
  2. (transitive) To force other actors to face away from the audience by staying upstage.
  3. (transitive) To treat snobbishly.

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 30 March 2014, at 16:58