the stands

plural noun

: the rows of seats in a stadium that people sit in when they are watching a sports event, concert, etc.
The ball was hit into the stands.

Examples of the stands in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of course, Upton and their daughter Genevieve were in the stands to cheer on Verlander. Kaitlin Stevens, Peoplemag, 22 Mar. 2023 With his Puerto Rican mom in the stands, Stroman became emotional before his pool-play start against Nicaragua at the meaning of the moment. Lamond Pope, Chicago Tribune, 22 Mar. 2023 At least for his second game, Simon Edvinsson will have his parents and brother in the stands. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 20 Mar. 2023 There were scattered boos directed toward Chicago White Sox players Yoan Moncada and Luis Robert, who were playing for the Cuban team, and perhaps a few items from the stands thrown into the bullpen, but nothing alarming. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 20 Mar. 2023 Martin clanged the dunk off the back of the rim and boos rang out from the stands. The New York Times, New York Times, 19 Mar. 2023 The numb fans in the stands hadn’t seen such a loss in a very long time. Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Mar. 2023 The were dozens of angles of Kleber’s shot from inside the arena, both from the broadcast and from those in the stands. Sportsday Staff, Dallas News, 18 Mar. 2023 Men sat in the stands, staring out at the field, surrounded by soldiers. Alejandro Chacoff, The New Yorker, 14 Mar. 2023

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“The stands.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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