What does ovation mean?

Definitions for ovationoʊˈveɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ovation, standing ovation(noun)

    enthusiastic recognition (especially one accompanied by loud applause)


  1. Ovation(n.)

    Especially: A prolonged applause for a person of group after a speech or performance.

  2. Origin: [L. ovatio, fr. ovare to exult, rejoice, triumph in an ovation; cf. Gr. to shout: cf. F. ovation.]


  1. ovation(Noun)

    prolonged enthusiastic applause

  2. ovation(Noun)

    (Ancient Rome) a victory ceremony of less importance than a triumph

  3. Origin: From ovationem (accusative of ovatio).


  1. Ovation

    The ovation was a lower form of the Roman triumph. Ovations were granted, when war was not declared between enemies on the level of states, when an enemy was considered basely inferior or when the general conflict was resolved with little to no bloodshed or danger to the army itself. The general celebrating the ovation did not enter the city on a biga, a chariot pulled by two white horses, as generals celebrating triumphs did, but instead walked in the toga praetexta of a magistrate. The honoured general also wore a wreath of myrtle upon his brow, rather than the triumphal wreath of laurel. The Roman Senate did not precede the general, nor did soldiers usually participate in the procession. Perhaps the most famous ovation in history is that which Marcus Licinius Crassus celebrated after his victory of the Third Servile War.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ovation

    ō-vā′shun, n. an outburst of popular applause, an enthusiastic reception: in ancient Rome, a lesser triumph. [Fr.,—L.,—ovāre, -ātum, to shout.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ovation in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ovation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Burns:

    I get a standing ovation jaust standing.

  2. Francine Prose:

    I couldn't imagine being in the audience when they have a standing ovation for Charlie Hebdo.

  3. Troy Tulowitzki:

    The ovation from the crowd that first at-bat was obviously special, i think it made my at-bat that much harder. I settled down. It was nice to give us the lead and win a game.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    Bill and I just stand around watching Charlotte. Whatever she does we think is marvelous, nobody has ever done it before, she learns to clap her hands, we give her a standing ovation.

  5. Corey Crum:

    We had a standing ovation, everybody was happy about the movie, but all of a sudden we go out into the concession and there were two shots, a dude left grabbing his leg, and somebody else was grabbing their side, and people were lying around crying and hollering. It was the craziest thing I've ever seen before in my life.

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