What does the word ovation mean?

Usage examples for ovation

  1. But Pizarro, with more discretion, declined the honors of an ovation while the country remained in the hands of his enemies. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  2. The events leading to that ovation of the twenty- fourth of October are of interest. – The Future Belongs to the People by Karl Liebknecht
  3. There was a constant passage of vehicles Stormward in the fortnight she remained there, ranging from humble farm- wagons to luxurious limousines; for not only her neighbors shared in the ovation, but people from her girlhood's home recalled the old- time friendship, and made haste to renew it. – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly