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grand stand

[ gran-stand, grand- ]SEE DEFINITION OF grand stand

Synonyms for grand stand

  • appearance
  • display
  • fair
  • pageant
  • parade
  • presentation
  • program
  • spectacle
  • array
  • expo
  • exposition
  • fanfare
  • fireworks
  • grandstand
  • manifestation
  • occurrence
  • pageantry
  • panoply
  • pomp
  • representation
  • shine
  • showboat
  • showing
  • sight
  • splash
  • view
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Antonyms for grand stand

  • dullness
  • concealment
  • hiding
  • reality
  • truth
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GRAND STAND

The grand stand was empty, and the exits were jammed with a hurrying crowd.

A grand stand had been erected on the green in front of the Court-house.

At the back of the Grand Stand, in the midst of all the hurrying crowd, he stopped.

I was in the grand stand with my glasses fixed on the starting point.

Mellinger met him at the door, and escorted him to the grand stand.

There is a grand stand for which the price of $1 for a reserved seat is charged.

Made a grand stand play on the train last night, didn't you?

And so they drew up to the grand stand, the most imposing turn-out of the day.

Somewhere down at the further end of the grand stand you might catch him.

Keep your eyes on the Grand Stand and the miles of seats—sharp!

WORD ORIGIN

"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.

Cf. British gallery hit (1882) "showy play by a batsman in cricket, 'intended to gain applause from uncritical spectators'" [OED]. Related: grandstanding.