- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)II(Roget's IV) n.Syn. amphitheater, stadium, stands, stand, stalls, field house, coliseum, field, benches, boxes, bleachers, pit; see also field 2 , theater 1 .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)In.bleachers, seating, stands, decking, box seats.IIv.showoff, *hot dog, *showboat, play to the crowd.
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grandstand — (n.) main seating for spectators at an outdoor event, 1834, from GRAND (Cf. grand) (adj.)+ STAND (Cf. stand). The verb meaning to show off is student slang from 1895, from grandstand player, attested in baseball slang from 1888. It s little… … Etymology dictionary
grandstand — [grand′stand΄] n. the main seating structure for spectators at a sporting event, etc. vi. ☆ Informal to try to gain the applause or admiration of an audience by or as by making an unnecessarily showy play (grandstand play), as in baseball… … English World dictionary
grandstand — [v] show off be ostentatious, be vain, flaunt it*, hot dog*, parade, play to the crowd, prance, put on airs*, showboat*, strut, swagger; concept 261 … New thesaurus
grandstand — ► NOUN ▪ the main stand at a racecourse or sports ground … English terms dictionary
Grandstand — For the BBC TV programme, see Grandstand (BBC). For the ABC s sports coverage banner, see ABC Radio Grandstand. A grandstand is a large and normally permanent structure for seating spectators, most often at a racetrack. This includes both auto… … Wikipedia
grandstand — grandstander, n. /gran stand , grand /, n., v., grandstanded, grandstanding, adj. n. 1. the main seating area of a stadium, racetrack, parade route, or the like, usually consisting of tiers with rows of individual seats. 2. the people sitting in… … Universalium
grandstand — UK [ˈɡræn(d)ˌstænd] / US noun [countable] Word forms grandstand : singular grandstand plural grandstands a large structure with rows of seats from which people watch sports events • a grandstand view (of something) a view of something in which… … English dictionary
grandstand — /ˈgrænstænd / (say granstand), /ˈgrænd / (say grand ) noun 1. the principal stand for spectators at a racecourse, athletic field, etc. 2. the people sitting in the grandstand. –verb (i) 3. to behave ostentatiously in order to impress or win… … Australian English dictionary
grandstand — American to accentuate a difficulty in order to win praise Where the spectators whom you wish to impress are located, but the expression is not confined to sport: I relied on you to grandstand enough to let her get wise to you.… … How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms
grandstand — grandÂ·stand || grÃ¦ndstÃ¦ndÉ™(r) n. seating area for spectators (at athletic events, parades, etc.) adj. located in a grandstand; having a view which resembles the view seen from a grandstand v. do something in order to win applause from the… … English contemporary dictionary
grandstand — I. noun Date: 1831 1. a usually roofed stand for spectators at a racecourse or stadium 2. audience II. adjective Date: 1888 done for show or to impress onlookers < a grandstand play > III. intransitive verb … New Collegiate Dictionary