Other forms: audiences

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.

Definitions of audience
  1. noun
    a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance
    “the audience applauded”
    “someone in the audience began to cough”
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    spectators at a golf or tennis match
    the audience at a stadium or racetrack
    the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema
    type of:
    assemblage, gathering
    a group of persons together in one place
  2. noun
    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”
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    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
  3. noun
    an opportunity to state your case and be heard
    “he saw that he had lost his audience
    synonyms: hearing
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    type of:
    chance, opportunity
    a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
  4. noun
    a conference (usually with someone important)
    “he requested an audience with the king”
    synonyms: consultation, interview
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    type of:
    conference, group discussion
    a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic




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