1. [ noun ] (theater,performing arts) a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance

"the audience applauded" "someone in the audience began to cough"

Related terms: gathering house gallery grandstand hearer playgoer moviegoer
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"

Related terms: multitude viewing_audience readership populace
3. [ noun ] an opportunity to state your case and be heard
Synonyms: hearing

"they condemned him without a hearing" "he saw that he had lost his audience"

Related terms: opportunity
4. [ noun ] a conference (usually with someone important)
Synonyms: interview consultation

"he had a consultation with the judge" "he requested an audience with the king"

Related terms: conference confer
Similar spelling:   adience