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Answer for the clue "Audience approval", 4 letters:
hand

Alternative clues for the word hand

Card collection

Full house, e.g.

Horse height measure

Round of applause

52-Across is the best one

Bunch : grapes :: ___ : bananas

Acquisition from a deal

Member of a crew

Clock sweeper

Applause

Five-digit extension

Flush, say

Bit of assistance

Flush, for one

Bit of aid

Standing O, say

13 cards, maybe

What's held in hold'em

Crew member

See 14-Across

Assistance

Straight, say

See 33-Down

What a card player is dealt

The cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time

Physical assistance

Terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos)

A round of applause to signify approval

A card player in a game of bridge

A member of the crew of a ship

Used in measuring horses

One of two sides of an issue

A rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece

A position given by its location to the side of an object

Ability

A hired laborer on a farm or ranch

The (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb

A unit of length equal to 4 inches

Learned ___, famed jurist

Clock part

What an aide lends

Crewman

Ben Gunn, e.g.

This judge is Learned

It's on the watch

Hired helper

___ in (submit)

Farm worker

Mitt filler

Audience response

Worker

Something to lend

Foot's counterpart

Deck worker

Workman

Place for a glove

Place for a mitt

Arm ending

First or fore follower

Four inches, to a horseman

"The ___ that rocks . . . "

Glad or helping

Four-in-___

Four inches

Ranch employee

Word definitions for hand in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
I. noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES an ordeal at the hands of sb (= used to say who has made someone go through something painful or difficult ) ▪ She has only just revealed her ordeal at the hands of her stepfather. ask for sb’s hand in marriage old-fashioned...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Hand \Hand\ (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h["o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. Hunt .] That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in man and...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. The part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in a human, and the corresponding part in many other animals. vb. (context transitive English) To give, pass, or transmit with the hand, literally or figuratively.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English hond , hand "hand; side; power, control, possession," from Proto-Germanic *handuz (cognates: Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Dutch, German hand , Old Norse hönd , Gothic handus ), of uncertain origin. The original Old English plural handa was superseded...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt" [syn: manus , mitt , paw ] a hired laborer on a farm or ranch; "the hired hand fixed the railing"; "a ranch hand" [syn: hired hand , hired man ]...

Gazetteer Word definitions in Gazetteer
Population (2000): 3741 Housing Units (2000): 1840 Land area (2000): 1436.580481 sq. miles (3720.726206 sq. km) Water area (2000): 3.633210 sq. miles (9.409971 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1440.213691 sq. miles (3730.136177 sq. km) Located within: South Dakota...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
The hand is a non- SI unit of measurement of length standardized to . It is used to measure the height of horses in some English-speaking countries, including Australia , Canada , the Republic of Ireland , the United Kingdom and the United States . It was...

Usage examples of hand.

We wondered for a long while why Kadra was so adamant about evacuating Tenua to the Abesse and sending her people straight into Volan hands.

I will not wear thy soul with words about my grief and sorrow: but it is to be told that I sat now in a perilous place, and yet I might not step down from it and abide in that land, for then it was a sure thing, that some of my foes would have laid hand on me and brought me to judgment for being but myself, and I should have ended miserably.

CHAPTER 12 Winter Amidst of the Mountains In all this they had enough to be busy with, so that time hung not heavy on their hands, and the shadow of the Quest was nowise burdensome to them, since they wotted that they had to abide the wearing of the days till spring was come with fresh tidings.

I will now go and skin that troll who went so nigh to slay thee, and break up the carcase, if thou wilt promise to abide about the door of the house, and have thy sword and the spear ready to hand, and to don thine helm and hauberk to boot.

I have heard thy windy talk, and this is the answer: we will neither depart, nor come down to you, but will abide our death by your hands here on this hill-side.

But if they refuse to abjure, they are to be handed over to the secular Court for punishment.

She whirled, her right hand raised, but before she could use the controlling ring she lay sprawled on the floor, one side of her face ablaze from the blow of a phantom hand.

The party had come aboard without waiting to be invited, their leader stepping forward with his hat in his hand.

Pender then went on to describe life aboard the ship for all of the hands, pleading with the admiral to intercede and put an end to this tyranny.

Quite the contrary, proper discipline had to be maintained, and in wartime, with pressed men aboard ship, a firm hand was something he deemed a necessity.

The one who climbed aboard had another oilskin pouch in his hand, which he handed to the Frenchman.

Nearly every item that came aboard was subject to a gentle touch of his hand before being taken below.

The very sight of the awesome Forest aborigines, with their fanged muzzles agape and their taloned hands hovering near their weapons, was enough to convert the dance-bone cheaters to instant integrity.

The wind gusted: canvas shook to a wind so hard and sand-edged it abraded his exposed hands.

She knew she could not scale a blank seven-foot wall fast enough to save herself, especially not with one stingingly abraded hand, so she studied the trees as she ran.