from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The seating area at a stadium or arena; the bleachers.
  • n. The audience at a public event.
  • v. 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.

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


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