Meaning of offstage

off•stage

Pronunciation: (ôf'stāj', of'-), [key]
— adv.
  1. off the stage or in the wings; away from the view of the audience (opposed to onstage).
  2. in one's private life rather than on the stage: Offstage the actress seemed rather plain.
—adj.
  1. not in view of the audience; backstage, in the wings, etc.: an offstage crash.
  2. withheld from public view or attention; private: offstage political meetings.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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