Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun audience

4 senses of audience

Sense 1
audience -- (a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance; "the audience applauded"; "someone in the audience began to cough")
       => gathering, assemblage -- (a group of persons together in one place)

Sense 2
audience -- (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")
       => multitude, masses, mass, hoi polloi, people, the great unwashed -- (the common people generally; "separate the warriors from the mass"; "power to the people")

Sense 3
hearing, audience -- (an opportunity to state your case and be heard; "they condemned him without a hearing"; "he saw that he had lost his audience")
       => opportunity, chance -- (a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance")

Sense 4
consultation, audience, interview -- (a conference (usually with someone important); "he had a consultation with the judge"; "he requested an audience with the king")
       => conference, group discussion -- (a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic)

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