[gran-stand, grand-] /ˈgrænˌstænd, ˈgrænd-/
the main seating area of a stadium, racetrack, parade route, or the like, usually consisting of tiers with rows of individual seats.
the people sitting in these seats.
verb (used without object), grandstanded, grandstanding.
to conduct oneself or perform showily or ostentatiously in an attempt to impress onlookers:
The senator doesn’t hesitate to grandstand if it makes her point.
situated in a grandstand:
having a vantage point resembling that of a grandstand:
From our office windows on the third floor, we had a grandstand view of the parade.
intended to impress an onlooker or onlookers:
a grandstand catch.
the spectators in a grandstand
(modifier) as if from a grandstand; unimpeded (esp in the phrase grandstand view)
(intransitive) (informal, mainly US & Canadian) to behave ostentatiously in an attempt to impress onlookers
“main seating for spectators at an outdoor event,” 1834, from grand (adj.)+ stand. The verb meaning “to show off” is student slang from 1895, from grandstand player, attested in baseball slang from 1888.
It’s little things of this sort which makes the ‘grand stand player.’ They make impossible catches, and when they get the ball they roll all over the field. [M.J. Kelly, “Play Ball,” 1888]
Cf. British gallery hit (1882) “showy play by a batsman in cricket, ‘intended to gain applause from uncritical spectators'” [OED]. Related: grandstanding.
: a grandstand catch
To play or perform in a brilliant and spectacular way, esp in order to get the approval of an audience; hot dog, show off: Coach told him to stop grandstanding and take care of business (1895+ Students)
noun 1. an ostentatious play, as in a sport, overemphasized deliberately to elicit applause from spectators. 2. any action or attempt designed to win approval or to make a strong impression: His going to work on Christmas was another of his grandstand plays. noun phrase
noun 1. a national park in NW Wyoming, including a portion of the Teton Range. 148 sq. mi. (383 sq. km).
noun 1. . noun, Law. 1. larceny in which the value of the goods taken is above a certain legally specified amount. noun 1. (formerly in England) the theft of property valued at over 12 pence. Abolished in 1827 2. (in some states of the US) the theft of property of which the value is […]
noun 1. the first tier of boxes after the parquet circle in a large theater or opera house.