Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A roofed stand for spectators at a stadium or racetrack.
  • noun The spectators or audience at an event.
  • intransitive verb To perform ostentatiously so as to impress an audience.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The seating area at a stadium or arena; the bleachers.
  • noun The audience at a public event.
  • verb intransitive To behave dramatically or showily to impress an audience or observers; to pander to a crowd.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the audience at a stadium or racetrack
  • noun a stand at a racecourse or stadium consisting of tiers with rows of individual seats that are under a protective roof
  • verb perform ostentatiously in order to impress the audience and with an eye to the applause

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Examples

  • The grandstand is of the same age, and material as the now departed east stands at Daylis Stadium.

    Mustangs vs. Yankees

  • The temptation to play confrontation politics, to play to the grandstand, is the worrying consequence.

    Canada after February 18, 1980

  • At ten o'clock the games began -- and I took the Blight and the little sister down to the "grandstand" -- several tiers of backless benches with leaves for a canopy and the river singing through rhododendrons behind.

    A Knight of the Cumberland

  • At ten o'clock the games began -- and I took the Blight and the little sister down to the "grandstand" -- several tiers of backless benches with leaves for a canopy and the river singing through rhododendrons behind.

    A Knight of the Cumberland

  • Although rules on the wearing of fascinators in the royal enclosure will be tightened, a hat or fascinator will be compulsory for women in the grandstand, which is open to the public and subject to less stringent rules.

    Royal Ascot pins down hat guidelines

  • Top speed will be 315 km/h during a 1. 1-kilometer straightway after the main grandstand.

    Korean Grand Prix Is Built, But Will They Come?

  • His patience had already been worn away by the reluctance of the Dulwich Estate, the owner of the freehold, to grant a lease long enough to make it worthwhile to undertake the necessary refurbishment of the grandstand, which is closed for safety reasons, and the 450‑metre track itself.

    Herne Hill revival would be perfect legacy of the 1948 Austerity Games

  • Often, the grandstand was the covered area of the ballpark.

    WHY is the FOUL POLE FAIR?

  • Now just opposite the grandstand was a post some ten feet high, with a small beam projecting from the top toward the spectators.

    A Knight of the Cumberland

  • Now just opposite the grandstand was a post some ten feet high, with a small beam projecting from the top toward the spectators.

    A Knight of the Cumberland

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