grandstand


1grand·stand

noun \-ˌstand\

: a usually roofed structure with seats for people to sit on while they are watching a race or sporting event

Full Definition of GRANDSTAND

1
:  a usually roofed stand for spectators at a racecourse or stadium
2
:  audience

First Known Use of GRANDSTAND

1831

2grandstand

adjective

: done in a way that is intended to impress the people who are watching

Full Definition of GRANDSTAND

:  done for show or to impress onlookers

Examples of GRANDSTAND

  1. The outfielder made a grandstand play out of what should have been a routine catch.

First Known Use of GRANDSTAND

1888

3grandstand

verb

: to behave or speak in a way that is intended to impress people and to get public approval

Full Definition of GRANDSTAND

intransitive verb
:  to play or act so as to impress onlookers
grand·stand·er noun

First Known Use of GRANDSTAND

1900

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