Definition of Ovation

1. Noun. Enthusiastic recognition (especially one accompanied by loud applause).

Exact synonyms: Standing Ovation
Generic synonyms: Credit, Recognition
Terms within: Applause, Clapping, Hand Clapping



Definition of Ovation

1. n. A lesser kind of triumph allowed to a commander for an easy, bloodless victory, or a victory over slaves.

Definition of Ovation

1. Noun. prolonged enthusiastic applause ¹

2. Noun. (''Ancient Rome'') a victory ceremony of less importance than a triumph ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ovation

1. an expression or demonstration of popular acclaim [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ovation

1. 1. A lesser kind of triumph allowed to a commander for an easy, bloodless victory, or a victory over slaves. 2. Hence: An expression of popular homage; the tribute of the multitude to a public favorite. "To rain an April of ovation round Their statues." (Tennyson) Origin: L. Ovatio, fr. Ovare to exult, rejoice, triumph in an ovation; cf. Gr. To shout: cf. F. Ovation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ovation

ovaritis
ovarium
ovarium bipartitum
ovarium disjunctum
ovarium gyratum
ovarium lobatum
ovarium masculinum
ovary
ovaryless
ovate
ovate leaf
ovated
ovately
ovates
ovating
ovation (current term)
ovational
ovations
ovator
ovators
ovel
ovels
oven
oven-proof
oven-ready
oven broil
oven dry ton
oven glove
oven gloves
oven mitt

Literary usage of Ovation

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1. The Mystery of the Kingdom of God: The Secret of Jesus' Messiahship and Passion by Albert Schweitzer (1914)
"The Blind Man at Jericho and the ovation at the Entrance to Jerusalem. Was the entrance into Jerusalem a messianic ovation? That depends, in the first place ..."

2. The Life and Travels of General Grant by Joel Tyler Headley (1879)
"GRANT VISITS THE MANUFACTURING AND RURAL DISTRICTS OF ENGLAND—GRANT ovation OS NEWCASTLE MOOR—AN ENGLISH DESCRIPTION OF GRANT—IIB VISITS ..."

3. Sword and Pen; Or, Ventures and Adventures of Willard Glazier ... in War and by John Algernon Owens (1883)
"A general ovation.—Flattering opinions of the press.—Introduction to the Mayor.—Freedom of the City tendered.—Special meeting of the New Orleans Academy of ..."

4. The Lyon Campaign in Missouri: Being a History of the First Iowa Infantry by Eugene Fitch Ware (1907)
"The Start—The ovation.—The Boys.—The Howitzer.—"The Regulars. ... They gave us a great ovation. And the little boys ran along beside us in gangs; ..."

5. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"... his journey homewards has been a well-earned ovation. Everyone, from the Governor downwards, at the Cape vied in doing him honour ; at Cairo the Khedive ..."

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