audience audience  /ˈɑ di əns/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance
  2. (n) the part of the general public interested in a source of information or entertainment
  3. (n) an opportunity to state your case and be heard
  4. (n) a conference (usually with someone important)

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Usage(s):

  1. I saw it at Cannes, where a quarter of the audience walked out and the rest gave it a standing ovation.
  2. The idea for a show about a teen girl leading a double life as a pop star had the right fantasy quotient for the target audience.
  3. Body language says a lot about a world leader's audience with the Pope.

News

  1. Peter Morgan has an 'Audience' with the queen

    The writer of the 2006 movie 'The Queen' is on London's West End with a play about Elizabeth II called 'The Audience.' He keeps it topical as it heads to a live broadcast. Peter Morgan answered his cellphone Friday but said right away that it wasn't a good time to talk. The Oscar-nominated writer of the 2006 movie "The Queen" explained in a polite but hurried manner that he was in a car en route ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Psychic Bunny's Feature Film Cement Suitcase Wins Audience Award at 2013 Dances With Films Festival

    Cement Suitcase won the Audience Award in the Competition Features category at the 16th Dances With Films Festival. The award was accepted by writer/director J. Rick Castañeda and producers Doug Spice, ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Xaxis Launches in Latin America, Bringing Data-Driven Audience Buying to Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Five Other ...

    Xaxis, the world's largest audience buying company, announced today the launch of operations in Latin America. Headquartered in Miami with a second office in Mexico City, Xaxis Latin America offers advertisers the first, fully featured audience buying solution for reaching the region’s more than 300 million connected consumers across Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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Quotes

  1. It's hard to see what an Ahmadinejad meeting would gain, McCain said, "except an earful of anti-Semitic rants, and a worldwide audience for a man who denies one Holocaust and talks before frenzied crowds about starting another."
    on Jun 2, 2008 By: John McCain Source: USA Today

  2. The Oscar-winning writer Sir Tom Stoppard said: "With his earliest work he stood alone in British theatre up against the bewilderment and incomprehension of critics, the audience and writers, too."
    on Oct 13, 2005 By: Tom Stoppard Source: Times Online

  3. "I had this speech tonight. I wanted to practice it out on you guys. See if it worked on a friendly audience," Obama joked.
    on Aug 28, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: guardian.co.uk

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