1. [ noun ] (theater) a stage area out of sight of the audience
Synonyms: wing offstage
Related terms: stage
2. [ adverb ] out of view of the public; behind the scenes

"Working backstage to gain political support for his proposal" "many private deals were made backstage at the convention"

3. [ adverb ] (theater) in or to a backstage area of a theater

"costumes were changed backstage"

4. [ adjective ] concealed from the public
Related terms: private
Similar spelling:   basket_ash