Definitions for offstageˈɔfˈsteɪdʒ, ˈɒf-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
off the stage or in the wings; away from the view of the audience
Ref: (opposed to onstage )
in private life.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Showbiz
(adj.)not in view of the audience; backstage, in the wings, etc.
withheld from public view or attention; private.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of offstage:
wing, offstage, backstage(adj)
a stage area out of sight of the audience
situated or taking place in the area of a stage not visible to the audience
concealed from public view or attention
"offstage political meetings"
behind the scenes; not on stage
"the actors were waiting offstage"
not in public
"the deal was done offstage"
Taking place offstage (as above)
Of, or relating to that part of a stage not visible to the audience
Of, or relating to private life