HyperDic: audience

English > 4 senses of the word audience:
NOUNgroupaudiencea gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance
groupaudiencethe part of the general public interested in a source of information or entertainment
stateaudience, hearingan opportunity to state your case and be heard
communicationaudience, consultation, interviewa conference (usually with someone important)
audience > pronunciation
Soundsaa'diyahns; ao'diyahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > audience: 4 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance.
Examples
  • "the audience applauded"
  • "someone in the audience began to cough"
Membershearer, listener, auditor, attendersomeone who listens attentively
moviegoer, motion-picture fansomeone who goes to see movies
playgoer, theatergoer, theatregoersomeone who attends the theater
Narrowergalleryspectators at a golf or tennis match
grandstandThe audience at a stadium or racetrack
houseThe audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema
Broadergathering, assemblageA group of persons together in one place
Spanishaudiencia, público
Catalanaudiència, públic
English > audience: 4 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningThe part of the general public interested in a source of information or entertainment.
Examples
  • "every artist needs an audience"
  • "the broadcast reached an audience of millions"
Member ofpopulace, public, worldPeople in general considered as a whole
NarrowerreadershipThe audience reached by written communications (books or magazines or newspapers etc.)
viewing audience, TV audience, viewersThe audience reached by television
Broadermultitude, masses, mass, hoi polloi, people, the great unwashedThe common people generally
Spanishaudiencia
Catalanaudiència
English > audience: 4 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningAn opportunity to state your case and be heard.
Example "he saw that he had lost his audience"
Synonymhearing
Broaderopportunity, chanceA possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
Spanishaudiencia, vista
Catalanaudiència, vista
English > audience: 4 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA conference (usually with someone important).
Example "he requested an audience with the king"
Synonymsconsultation, interview
Broaderconference, group discussionA discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic
Spanishaudiencia, consulta, entrevista
Catalanaudiència, consulta, entrevista

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