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 (grănd′stănd′, grăn′-)
1. A roofed stand for spectators at a stadium or racetrack.
2. The spectators or audience at an event.
intr.v. grand·stand·ed, grand·stand·ing, grand·stands
To perform ostentatiously so as to impress an audience.

grand′stand′er n.


(ˈɡrænˌstænd; ˈɡrænd-)
1. (Team Sports, other than specified)
a. a terraced block of seats, usually under a roof, commanding the best view at racecourses, football pitches, etc
b. (as modifier): grandstand tickets.
2. (Team Sports, other than specified) the spectators in a grandstand
3. (modifier) as if from a grandstand; unimpeded (esp in the phrase grandstand view)
(intr) informal chiefly US and Canadian to behave ostentatiously in an attempt to impress onlookers
ˈgrandˌstander n


(ˈgrænˌstænd, ˈgrænd-)
1. a main seating area, as of a stadium or racetrack.
2. the people sitting in these seats.
3. to conduct oneself or perform showily to impress onlookers.
grand′stand`er, n.


Past participle: grandstanded
Gerund: grandstanding

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Present Continuous
I am grandstanding
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Present Perfect
I have grandstanded
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Past Continuous
I was grandstanding
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Past Perfect
I had grandstanded
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I will grandstand
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Future Perfect
I will have grandstanded
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Future Continuous
I will be grandstanding
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been grandstanding
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been grandstanding
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I would grandstand
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grandstand - the audience at a stadium or racetrackgrandstand - the audience at a stadium or racetrack
audience - a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance; "the audience applauded"; "someone in the audience began to cough"
2.grandstand - a stand at a racecourse or stadium consisting of tiers with rows of individual seats that are under a protective roof
box seat - a special seat in a theater or grandstand box
stand - tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)
Verb1.grandstand - perform ostentatiously in order to impress the audience and with an eye to the applause; "She never misses a chance to grandstand"
performing arts - arts or skills that require public performance
perform - give a performance (of something); "Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight"; "We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera"
hlavní tribunana hlavní tribuněz hlavní tribuny
hlavná tribúna
glavna tribuna
kapalı tribün


A. N (Sport) → tribuna f
B. VI (US) (fig) → fanfarronear
C. CPD grandstand view N to have a grandstand view oftener una vista magnífica de


[ˈgrændstænd] n (SPORT)tribune f


[ˈgrænˌstænd] n (Sport) → tribuna coperta


(grӕnd) adjective
1. splendid; magnificent. a grand procession.
2. proud. She gives herself grand airs.
3. very pleasant. a grand day at the seaside.
4. highly respected. a grand old man.
nounplural grand
a slang term for $1,000 or 1,000. I paid five grand for that car.
grand finale
the final act or scene in a show etc, usually with all the actors, singers etc on the stage.
grand jury
in the United States, a jury which decides whether there is enough evidence for a person to be brought to trial.
grand piano
a type of piano with a large flat top shaped like a harp.
ˈgrandstand noun
rows of raised seats at a sports ground etc. We watched the sports meeting from the grandstand; (also adjective) grandstand seats; We had a grandstand (= a very good) view of the parade.
grand total
the final total; the total of several smaller totals.
References in classic literature ?
Here had been erected a splendid pavilion, with a grandstand big enough to seat all the royal party and those who had taken part in the procession.
After the people had all congregated about the platform and the royal party and the visitors were seated in the grandstand, the Wizard skillfully performed some feats of juggling glass balls and lighted candles.
And Miss Barry took us up to the grandstand to see the horse races.
Tickets can be purchased for the various grandstands strategically located around BIC, including the Main Grandstand, the Turn One Grandstand, the University Grandstand, the Batelco Grandstand, and the Victory Grandstand.
After the 15 per cent discount, tickets to the Main Grandstand are now BD153 for all three days of the grand prix.
TUESDAY 11: HUNTINGDON 2 for 1 Grandstand Enclosure Note: Please use Turnstile 3
Other grandstand events include figure-eight stock-car racing on Sept.
GKD was commissioned to produce the back and side cladding of the main grandstand facade and the rear cladding of the two secondary grandstands.
Option A (Premier League 15 games excludes Principality Cup) Grandstand pounds 60 Enclosure & Field pounds 48 Junior/Student pounds 24 Option B (One venue 15 premier league games plus 7 regional games excluding Heineken Cup knockout stage and Celtic Cup).
They are the end of the line - the last of their ilk ever to toil in the press-box tucked up in a top corner of the old grandstand at Derby's racecourse ground.
THE FINISHING touches are being added to Warwick Racecourse's stunning new multi-million pound grandstand ahead of its long-awaited opening a week today.
General admission grandstand ticket prices are $22 on Saturday and $30 on Sunday.