Definition of grandstand in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡran(d)ˌstand/


The main seating area, usually roofed, commanding the best view for spectators at racetracks or sports stadiums.
Example sentences
  • The flags are flying proudly at York Racecourse after a new grandstand was officially handed over to race chiefs.
  • At that time, women were very restricted in their involvement in racing and Mrs Widdis was unable to be in the Members enclosure, so she was standing in the grandstand with one of her daughters, cheering her horse on.
  • The second floor of the grandstand will house the primary horse racing and betting areas, but will add a restaurant and patio to provide improved seating and a better view of the races.


[no object] (usually as noun grandstanding) derogatory
Seek to attract applause or favorable attention from spectators or the media: they accused him of political grandstanding
More example sentences
  • To some in the press box, it is calculated grandstanding.
  • For what it's worth, Tim ignores the media grandstanding and gets to the very heart of the issue.
  • If you paid a little more attention to fact rather than grandstanding, you'd know these things.

Words that rhyme with grandstand

bandstand, handstand

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Syllabification: grand·stand

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