from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Approval expressed especially by the clapping of hands.
- n. Praise; commendation: a scientific discovery that won critical applause.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of applauding; approbation and praise publicly expressed by the clapping of hands, stamping or tapping of the feet, acclamation, huzzas, or other means; marked commendation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of applauding; approbation and praise publicly expressed by clapping the hands, stamping or tapping with the feet, acclamation, huzzas, or other means; marked commendation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A manifestation of approval by sound; enthusiastic approbation expressed by clapping the hands, acclamation, huzzas, or other means of demonstration; popular laudation.
- n. Any expression of approbation, appreciation, or delight; commendation; encouragement; approval.
- n. An object of approval. B. Jonson.
- To applaud; approve.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
** applause, applause, applause** by Mars Caulton on Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 2: 47: 38 AM
Some very good performing is done, but Spanish jokes by the clowns and very daring feats on horseback are the only acts which gain applause from the Mexicans.
So the applause is a natural byproduct of that emotion.
Beast. he verges towards misanthropy & says that a years crusade to benefit mankind will cure any man of his prejudices in their favor. so say I — for I have been a Crusader. & so say you who have the benefit of my experience. but of Carlisle. you have given me a very good opinion of him, for your applause is a ticket of admission to mine.
Did you hear the loud applause from the audience when she entered the stage?
Boisterous applause from the crowd confirmed that my poignant moments of bonding, betrayal, emotional highs, or losses had the same core substance as theirs, even if the specifics were different.
Conservatives joined in applause more often than not.
Mention of the issue prompted applause from the Republican side of the chamber.
Take a bow, the applause is thunderous. on 22 Jan 2010 at 9: 13 pm Martin LaBar
She can feel the vibrations of the audience and their applause is what she lives for.