Definition of grandstand in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡran(d)stand/


1The main stand, usually roofed, commanding the best view for spectators at racecourses or sports grounds.
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.
1.1 [as modifier] (Of a view) seen from an advantageous position, as if from a grandstand: a balcony which gave us a grandstand view of Loch Fyne
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  • One house sold there last year for more than £2m to an American golf fan who will this year enjoy grandstand views.
  • The railway then curves sharply around the mouth of Bow Creek, providing grandstand views of the Millennium Dome across the river, meeting up with the Jubilee and North London lines at Canning Town.
  • Heathrow Airport says all places have been taken for grandstand views of the final landings at around 4 pm today and has appealed to the public to watch the events on TV.


[no object] (usually as noun grandstanding) derogatory
Seek to attract applause or favourable attention from spectators or the media: they accused him of political grandstanding
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  • 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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