What does the word orchestra mean?

Usage examples for orchestra

  1. If during the performance of my " Lohengrin" the music only was noticed, yea almost only the orchestra, you may be sure that the actors remained far behind their task. – Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt, Volume 1 by Francis Hueffer (translator)
  2. Giornowick turned to the orchestra and ordered them to cease playing. – Great Violinists And Pianists by George T. Ferris
  3. So she said to Mr. Pole, " I know one of those in the orchestra. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith