Definitions of upstage:
  • verb:   move (another actor) upstage, forcing him to turn away from the audience
  • verb:   treat snobbishly, put in one's place
  • verb:   steal the show, draw attention to oneself away from someone else
    Example: "When the dog entered the stage, he upstaged the actress"
  • adjective:   of the back half of a stage
    Example: "She crossed to the upstage chair forcing the lead to turn his back to the audience"
  • adjective:   remote in manner
    Example: "He was upstage with strangers"
  • adverb:   at or toward the rear of the stage
    Example: "The dancers were directed to move upstage"

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