What does the word ovation mean?

Usage examples for ovation

  1. The events leading to that ovation of the twenty- fourth of October are of interest. – The Future Belongs to the People by Karl Liebknecht
  2. 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
  3. 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