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

- the audience applauded

- someone in the audience began to cough

Definition categories: group, assemblage, gathering

2. 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

Definition categories: group, mass, masses, multitude, people

3. an opportunity to state your case and be heard

- he saw that he had lost his audience

Similar word(s): hearing

Definition categories: state, chance, opportunity

4. a conference (usually with someone important)

- he requested an audience with the king

Similar word(s): consultation, interview

Definition categories: communication, conference

Sentences with audience as a noun:

- We joined the audience just as the lights went down.

- She managed to get an audience with the Pope.

- "Private Eye" has a small but faithful audience.

- The opera singer expanded his audience by singing songs from the shows.