the main seating area of a stadium, racetrack, parade route, or the like, usually consisting of tiers with rows of individual seats.
the people sitting in these seats.
to conduct oneself or perform showily or ostentatiously in an attempt to impress onlookers: The senator doesn't hesitate to grandstand if it makes her point.
situated in a grandstand: grandstand seats.
having a vantage point resembling that of a grandstand: From our office windows on the third floor, we had a grandstand view of the parade.
intended to impress an onlooker or onlookers: a grandstand catch.
- grand·stand·er, noun
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How to use grandstand in a sentence
And now Sheriff Onstad was in the papers, calling Johnny a “grandstander,” a “Hollywood hero.”
He describes Sherman as a grandstander who prefers “gimmicks” to concrete achievements.Two Jews, One Congressional Seat: Howard Berman vs. Brad Sherman | Andrew Murr | June 3, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Gore comes off as a supercilious grandstander who gets swatted away dismissively by the brilliant Bill Clinton.
Understand, when I say he's a grandstander I don't mean that he isn't sincere in his crusade to clean up the city.
He's simply a grandstander in the way he does things and that makes it impossible for him to ever be a truly big man.
A grandstander, a man who plays to the crowd instead of playing the game for what it's worth.
He imagined he heard Brennan saying: "A grandstander, a grandstander to the last."
Lefty is a cheap grandstander, and I'll settle with him myself.Card Trick | Walter Bupp AKA Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for grandstand
a terraced block of seats, usually under a roof, commanding the best view at racecourses, football pitches, etc
(as modifier): grandstand tickets
the spectators in a grandstand
(modifier) as if from a grandstand; unimpeded (esp in the phrase grandstand view)
(intr) informal, mainly US and Canadian to behave ostentatiously in an attempt to impress onlookers
- grandstander, noun
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