audience

An audience can be people watching a performance, or an opportunity to speak with someone important, like an audience with your favorite actor at a "meet and greet" event.

The noun audience can describe all the people watching a performance, or the part of the general public interested in a specific type of information or entertainment. For example, the audience for a show about raising children might be parents or other care-givers. Finally, an audience can be a meeting or interview, like an audience with your school's principal.

Primary Meanings of audience

1.
n
a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance
2.
n
an opportunity to state your case and be heard
Full Definitions of audience
1

n a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance

“the audience applauded”
“someone in the audience began to cough”
Types:
gallery
spectators at a golf or tennis match
grandstand
the audience at a stadium or racetrack
house
the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema
Type of:
assemblage, gathering
a group of persons together in one place

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”
Types:
readership
the audience reached by written communications (books or magazines or newspapers etc.)
TV audience, viewers, viewing audience
the audience reached by television
Type of:
hoi polloi, mass, masses, multitude, people, the great unwashed
the common people generally
2

n an opportunity to state your case and be heard

“he saw that he had lost his audience
Synonyms:
hearing
Type of:
chance, opportunity
a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances

n a conference (usually with someone important)

“he requested an audience with the king”
Synonyms:
consultation, interview
Type of:
conference, group discussion
a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic

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