backstage etymology

English word backstage comes from English stage, English back

Detailed word origin of backstage

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
stage English (eng) (dated) A degree of advancement in a journey; one of several portions into which a road or course is marked off; the distance between two places of rest on a road.. (dated) A place of rest on a regularly travelled road; a station; a place appointed for a relay of horses.. (electronics) The number of an electronic circuit’s block, such as a filter, an amplifier, etc.. (geology) The succession [...]
back English (eng) A ferryboat.. A large shallow vat; a cistern, tub, or trough, used by brewers, distillers, dyers, picklers, gluemakers, and others, for mixing or cooling wort, holding water, hot glue, etc. (figurative) The part of a piece of clothing which covers the back.. (figuratively) Upper part of a natural object which is considered to resemble an animal's back.. (mining) The roof of a horizontal [...]
backstage English (eng) The area behind a stage out of view of the audience where performers wait to give their show; especially that of the dressing rooms.. The private portion of the space used by a business or enterprise. Out of view of the public.. Towards the area behind the stage. Relating to, or situated in the area behind a stage.. Secret, concealed from the public.

Words with the same origin as backstage

Descendants of back
bacne bacover bacronym baquote flashpacking greenmail