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grandstand

[ gran-stand, grand- ]
/ ˈgrænˌstænd, ˈgrænd- /
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Definition of grandstand

noun
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.
verb (used without object), grand·stand·ed, grand·stand·ing.
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.
adjective
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.
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Origin of grandstand

First recorded in 1915–20; grand + stand

OTHER WORDS FROM grandstand

grandstander, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for grandstand

grandstand
/ (ˈɡrænˌstænd, ˈɡrænd-) /

noun
  1. a terraced block of seats, usually under a roof, commanding the best view at racecourses, football pitches, etc
  2. (as modifier)grandstand tickets
the spectators in a grandstand
(modifier) as if from a grandstand; unimpeded (esp in the phrase grandstand view)
verb
(intr) informal, mainly US and Canadian to behave ostentatiously in an attempt to impress onlookers

Derived forms of grandstand

grandstander, noun
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