applause definition

  • noun:
    • Approval expressed particularly because of the clapping of fingers.
    • Praise; commendation: a scientific finding that won crucial applause.
    • The act of applauding; approbation and praise openly expressed because of the clapping of fingers, stamping or tapping of this legs, acclamation, huzzas, or any other means; marked commendation.
    • The work of applauding; approbation and praise openly expressed by clapping the fingers, stamping or tapping with the foot, acclamation, huzzas, or any other means; marked commendation.
    • A manifestation of approval by sound; enthusiastic approbation expressed by clapping the hands, acclamation, huzzas, or any other means of demonstration; preferred laudation.
    • Any appearance of approbation, appreciation, or delight; commendation; encouragement; endorsement.
    • An object of endorsement. B. Jonson.
    • a demonstration of endorsement by clapping the arms together
  • others:
    • To applaud; accept.

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