ovation definition

  • noun:
    • Enthusiastic, prolonged applause.
    • A show of community homage or welcome.
    • a historical Roman victory ceremony of somewhat less relevance than a triumph.
    • extended enthusiastic applause
    • a victory ceremony of less importance than a triumph
    • an inferior kind of success allowed to a commander for a simple, bloodless success, or a victory over slaves.
    • a manifestation of preferred homage; the tribute associated with wide range to a public specialty.
    • an extended applause for a person of team after a speech or overall performance.
    • In Roman antiquity, an inferior triumph accorded to commanders who had conquered with little bloodshed, who had beaten a comparatively inconsiderable enemy, or whose advantage, although significant, wasn't enough to constitute the best claim towards the greater distinction of a triumph. See triumph.
    • a keen reception of people by an assembly or concourse of people with acclamations alongside natural expressions of appeal; enthusiastic public homage.
    • passionate recognition (especially one followed by loud applause)

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