Definitions for upstageˈʌpˈsteɪdʒ

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word upstage

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

up•stageˈʌpˈsteɪdʒ(adv.; adj.; v.; n.)-staged, -stag•ing

  1. (adv.)at or toward the back of the stage.

    Category: Showbiz

  2. (adj.)of, pertaining to, or located at the back of the stage.

    Category: Showbiz

  3. haughtily aloof; supercilious.

  4. (v.t.)to move upstage of (another actor), forcing him or her to act with back to the audience. to draw attention away from (another actor) by some activity.

    Category: Showbiz

  5. to outdo professionally, socially, etc.

  6. to behave snobbishly toward.

  7. (n.)the rear half of the stage.

    Category: Showbiz

Origin of upstage:

1905–10

Princeton's WordNet

  1. upstage(adj)

    the rear part of the stage

  2. upstage(adj)

    of the back half of a stage

    "she crossed to the upstage chair forcing the lead to turn his back to the audience"

  3. aloof, distant, upstage(verb)

    remote in manner

    "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile"; "he was upstage with strangers"

  4. upstage(verb)

    treat snobbishly, put in one's place

  5. upstage(verb)

    move upstage, forcing the other actors to turn away from the audience

  6. upstage(adverb)

    steal the show, draw attention to oneself away from someone else

    "When the dog entered the stage, he upstaged the actress"

  7. upstage(adverb)

    at or toward the rear of the stage

    "the dancers were directed to move upstage"

Wiktionary

  1. upstage(Noun)

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

  2. upstage(Verb)

    To draw attention away from.

    She only wore that dress to upstage everyone.

  3. upstage(Verb)

    To force other actors to face away from the audience by staying upstage.

  4. upstage(Verb)

    To treat snobbishly.

  5. upstage(Adverb)

    toward or at the rear of a theatrical stage.

    The actor turned and walked upstage.

  6. upstage(Adverb)

    away from a motion-picture or television camera.

  7. upstage(Adjective)

    At the rear of a stage.

    The minimalist play used no upstage scenery.

Freebase

  1. UpStage

    UpStage is an open source server-side application that has been purpose built for Cyberformance: multiple artists collaborate in real time via the UpStage platform to create and present live theatrical performances, for audiences who can be online or in a shared space, and who can interact with the performance via a text chat tool. It can also be understood as a form of digital puppetry.

Translation

Find a translation for the upstage definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these upstage definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"upstage." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 20 Apr. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/upstage>.

Are we missing a good definition for upstage?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for upstage: