What does upstage mean?

Definitions for upstageˈʌpˈsteɪdʒ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word upstage.

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"


  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.


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of upstage in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of upstage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Madison Rae Margraves:

    I came here in support of my daughters … I’m not here to upstage [them], i’m here to help them heal.

Images & Illustrations of upstage

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