HyperDic: upstage

English > 7 senses of the word upstage:
ADJECTIVEallupstageof the back half of a stage
allupstage, aloof, distantremote in manner
VERBsocialupstagetreat snobbishly, put in one's place
motionupstagemove upstage, forcing the other actors to turn away from the audience
competitionupstagesteal the show, draw attention to oneself away from someone else
ADVERBallupstageat or toward the rear of the stage
NOUNartifactupstagethe rear part of the stage
upstage > pronunciation
Soundsahpstey'jh
Rhymesage ... wage: 25 rhymes with eyjh...
English > upstage: 7 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf the back half of a stage.
Example"she crossed to the upstage chair forcing the lead to turn his back to the audience"
OppositedownstageOf the front half of a stage
English > upstage: 7 senses > adjective 2
MeaningRemote in manner.
Example "he was upstage with strangers"
Synonymsaloof, distant
Broaderreservedmarked by self-restraint and reticence
Spanishapartada, apartado, distanciada, distanciado, distante, reservada, reservado, separada, separado
Catalandistant
English > upstage: 7 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningThe rear part of the stage.
Part ofstageA large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience
Broaderpart, portionSomething less than the whole of a human artifact
Spanishbambalinas
Catalanupstage
English > upstage: 7 senses > adverb 1
MeaningAt or toward the rear of the stage.
Example"the dancers were directed to move upstage"
Categorydramaturgy, dramatic art, dramatics, theater, theatreThe art of writing and producing plays
OppositedownstageAt or toward the front of the stage
Spanishal escenario
Catalanal fons de l'escenari
English > upstage: 7 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningtreat snobbishly, put in one's place.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broadertreat, handle, do byinteract in a certain way
English > upstage: 7 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningMove upstage, forcing the other actors to turn away from the audience.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Nounsupstagera selfish actor who upstages the other actors
English > upstage: 7 senses > verb 3, competition
Meaningsteal the show, draw attention to oneself away from someone else.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelSam cannot upstage Sue
Example"When the dog entered the stage, he upstaged the actress"
Broaderoutshineattract more attention and praise than others
Spanisheclipsar
Nounsupstagera selfish actor who upstages the other actors

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