Noun audience has 4 senses
  1. audience - a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance; "the audience applauded"; "someone in the audience began to cough"
    --1 is a kind of
    gathering, assemblage
    --1 has members:
     hearer, listener, auditor, attender; moviegoer, motion-picture fan; playgoer, theatergoer, theatregoer
    --1 has particulars: gallery; grandstand; house
  2. audience - the part of the general public interested in a source of information or entertainment; "every artist needs an audience"; "the broadcast reached an audience of millions"
    --2 is a kind of
    multitude, masses, mass, hoi polloi, people
    --2 is a member of populace, public, world
    --2 has particulars: readership; viewing audience, TV audience, viewers
  3. hearing, audience - an opportunity to state your case and be heard; "they condemned him without a hearing"; "he saw that he had lost his audience"
    --3 is a kind of opportunity, chance
  4. consultation, audience, interview - a conference (usually with someone important); "he had a consultation with the judge"; "he requested an audience with the king"
    --4 is a kind of conference, group discussion