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grandstand

noun grand·stand \ ˈgran(d)-ˌstand \
|Updated on: 14 Jul 2018

Definition of grandstand

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

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First Known Use of grandstand

1754

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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grandstand

adjective

Definition of grandstand

: done for show or to impress onlookers

Examples of grandstand in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of grandstand

1883

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grandstand

verb

Definition of grandstand

grandstanded; grandstanding; grandstands
: to play or act so as to impress onlookers

grandstander

noun

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First Known Use of grandstand

1915

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GRANDSTAND Defined for English Language Learners

grandstand

Definition of grandstand for English Language Learners

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


grandstand

Definition of grandstand for English Language Learners

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


grandstand

Definition of grandstand for English Language Learners

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


GRANDSTAND Defined for Kids

grandstand

noun grand·stand \ ˈgrand-ˌstand , ˈgran- \

Definition of grandstand for Students

: a usually roofed structure at a racecourse or stadium for spectators


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