American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Enthusiastic, prolonged applause.
- n. A show of public homage or welcome.
- n. An ancient Roman victory ceremony of somewhat less importance than a triumph.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Roman antiquity, a lesser triumph accorded to commanders who had conquered with little bloodshed, who had defeated a comparatively inconsiderable enemy, or whose advantage, although considerable, was not sufficient to constitute a legitimate claim to the higher distinction of a triumph. See triumph.
- n. An enthusiastic reception of a person by an assembly or concourse of people with acclamations and other spontaneous expressions of popularity; enthusiastic public homage.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Rom. Antiq.) A lesser kind of triumph allowed to a commander for an easy, bloodless victory, or a victory over slaves.
- n. An expression of popular homage; the tribute of the multitude to a public favorite.
- n. A prolonged applause for a person of group after a speech or performance.
- n. enthusiastic recognition (especially one accompanied by loud applause)
- From Latin ovationem (accusative of ovatio). (Wiktionary)
- Latin ovātiō, ovātiōn-, a Roman victory ceremony, from ovātus, past participle of ovāre, to rejoice. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Emanuel received a standing ovation from the East Room audience when he entered beside Obama and Rouse, who remained several steps away from the podium throughout the event.”
“He received a standing ovation from a crowd of several hundred.”
“There to accept the “Troops Choice” Award for Entertainer of the Year, from presenter Robert Downey, Jr. – the honor was bestowed by members of the military – the Blind Side Oscar winner, looking stunning in form-fitting black, leather mini-dress, received a standing ovation from the audience inside the Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles.”
“MSNBC, partially quoting an NPR interview: While at Harvard, received a standing ovation from the conservative Federalist Society.”
“There really is no way for Obama to get to 60, so why not make a move that will win a standing ovation from the press and potentially make it even more distasteful for the GOP to filibuster?”
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“He scored 22 points as the Broncs eliminated rival Saint Peter's for the second year in a row, then had 21 in the loss to host Siena, earning an ovation from the Siena crowd in Albany as he left the floor.”
“Obama also won a standing ovation from the Miami crowd when he praised the recent passage of the health care reform plan.”
“LOUIS In the St. Louis Cardinals 'final homestand before the All-Star break, San Francisco Giants pitcher Randy Johnson received a standing ovation from the Busch Stadium crowd as he walked off the mound en route to his 303rd career victory.”
“McNabb, who got a standing ovation from the Philadelphia crowd before kickoff, went 8-for-19 and threw one touchdown pass and one interception.”
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