Adjective: upstage 'úp'steyj
Noun: upstage 'úp'steyj
- Of the back half of a stage
"she crossed to the upstage chair forcing the lead to turn his back to the audience"
- Remote in manner
"he was upstage with strangers";
- aloof, distant
Adverb: upstage 'úp'steyj
- The rear part of the stage
Verb: upstage 'úp'steyj
- (dramaturgy) at or toward the rear of the stage
"the dancers were directed to move upstage"
- Treat snobbishly, put in one's place
- Move upstage, forcing the other actors to turn away from the audience
- Steal the show, draw attention to oneself away from someone else
"When the dog entered the stage, he upstaged the actress"
Derived forms: upstaged, upstaging, upstages
See also: reserved
Type of: displace, do by, handle, move, outshine, part, portion, treat
Part of: stage