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Meaning of AUDIENCE

Pronunciation:  'odeeuns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a conference (usually with someone important); "he had a consultation with the judge"; "he requested an audience with the king"
  2. [n]  a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance; "the audience applauded"; "someone in the audience began to cough"
  3. [n]  the part of the general public interested in a source of information or entertainment; "every artist needs an audience"; "the broadcast reached an audience of millions"
  4. [n]  an opportunity to state your case and be heard; "they condemned him without a hearing"; "he saw that he had lost his audience"

AUDIENCE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: consultation, hearing, interview
 See Also: assemblage, attender, auditor, chance, conference, gallery, gathering, group discussion, hearer, hoi polloi, house, listener, mass, masses, motion-picture fan, moviegoer, multitude, opportunity, people, playgoer, populace, public, readership, theatergoer, theatregoer, TV audience, viewers, viewing audience, world



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Au"di*ence\, n. [F. audience, L. audientia, fr. audire
to hear. See {Audible}, a.]
1. The act of hearing; attention to sounds.

         Thou, therefore, give due audience, and attend.

2. Admittance to a hearing; a formal interview, esp. with a
   sovereign or the head of a government, for conference or
   the transaction of business.

         According to the fair play of the world, Let me have
         audience: I am sent to speak.         --Shak.

3. An auditory; an assembly of hearers. Also applied by
   authors to their readers.

         Fit audience find, though few.        --Milton.

         He drew his audience upward to the sky. --Dryden.

{Court of audience}, or {Audience court} (Eng.), a court long
   since disused, belonging to the Archbishop of Canterbury;
   also, one belonging to the Archbishop of York. --Mozley &

{In general} (or {open}) {audience}, publicly.

{To give audience}, to listen; to admit to an interview.

Thesaurus Terms
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