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off·stage

 (ôf′stāj′, ŏf′-)
adj.
1. Situated or taking place in the area of a stage that is invisible to the audience.
2. Of, relating to, or taking place in private life: an offstage persona.
adv.
1. Away from the area of a stage visible to the audience.
2.
a. In private life: an actor known offstage by another name.
b. Behind the scenes; not visible to the public: The meetings between the leaders took place offstage.

offstage

(ˈɒfˈsteɪdʒ)
adj, adv
(Theatre) out of the view of the audience; off the stage

off•stage

(ˈɔfˈsteɪdʒ, ˈɒf-)

adv.
1. off the stage or in the wings; away from the view of the audience (opposed to onstage).
2. in private life.
adj.
3. not in view of the audience; backstage, in the wings, etc.
4. withheld from public view or attention; private.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.offstage - a stage area out of sight of the audienceoffstage - a stage area out of sight of the audience
stage - a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience; "he clambered up onto the stage and got the actors to help him into the box"
Adj.1.offstage - situated or taking place in the area of a stage not visible to the audience; "offstage noises"
onstage - situated or taking place on the area of a stage visible to the audience
2.offstage - concealed from public view or attentionoffstage - concealed from public view or attention; "offstage political meetings"
private - confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy; "a private place"; "private discussions"; "private lessons"; "a private club"; "a private secretary"; "private property"; "the former President is now a private citizen"; "public figures struggle to maintain a private life"
Adv.1.offstage - behind the scenes; not on stage; "the actors were waiting offstage"
onstage - on the stage; "it was time for her to go onstage"
2.offstage - not in public; "the deal was done offstage"
Translations

offstage

[ˌɒfˈsteɪdʒ]
A. ADJde entre bastidores
B. ADVentre bastidores, fuera del escenario

offstage

off stage, off-stage [ˌɒfˈsteɪdʒ]
adv
(in theatre)en coulisse or en coulisses
someone off-stage has to shout: "My God!" → quelqu'un en coulisse doit crier: "Mon Dieu!"
(= in real life) → à la ville
Off-stage they are close friends → À la ville, ce sont des amis proches.
on and off stage → à la scène comme à la ville
adj
(in theatre) [action, voice] → en coulisse or en coulisses
[life] → hors de la scèneoff-the-cuff [ˌɒfðəˈkʌf] adj (= unpremeditated) [remark, comment, speech] → improvisé(e), impromptu(e)off-the-job [ˌɒfðəˈdʒɒb] adj
off-the-job training → formation professionnelle extérieureoff-the-peg [ˌɒfðəˈpɛg] off-the-rack [ˌɒfðəˈræk] (US)
adj [clothes] → de confection
advdans le commerce
to buy sth off-the-peg → acheter qch dans le commerceoff-the-record off the record [ˌɒfðəˈrɛkɔːrd]
adj [remark, statement] → officieux/euse
adv [speak] → officieusement, "off the record"
May I speak off the record? → Je peux parler "off the record"?
Off the record, I agree with you → Officieusement or "off the record", je suis d'accord avec vous.off-the-shelf [ˌɒfðəˈʃɛlf]
adj [goods, item] → du commerce; [software, package] → du commerce, sur étagère
adv
to buy sth off-the-shelf → acheter qch dans le commerceoff-the-wall [ˌɒfðəˈwɔːl] adj
(= way-out) [humour] → décalé(e)
(= foolish) [idea, approach] → saugrenu(e)off-white [ˌɒfˈhwaɪt] adjblanc cassé inv

offstage

adjhinter den Kulissen; voice, music etcaus den Kulissen; his offstage lifesein Leben abseits der Bühne
adv go, walkvon der Bühne; standhinter den Kulissen; she was booed offstagesie wurde von der Bühne gebuht

offstage

[ˌɒfˈsteɪdʒ] adj & advdietro le quinte
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