the act of receiving
an acknowledgment (usually tangible) that payment has been made
report the receipt of
"The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper"
mark or stamp as paid
The act of receiving, or the fact of having been received
The fact of having received a blow, injury etc.
A quantity or amount received; takings
This weekend's receipts alone cover our costs to mount the production!
A written acknowledgment that a specified article or sum of money has been received
A recipe, instructions, prescription
A revenue office
To give or write a receipt (for something)
To mark a bill as having been paid
Origin: Recorded since c.1386 as "statement of ingredients in a potion or medicine," from or receite "receipt, recipe" (1304), altered (by influence of receit "he receives," from Vulgar Latin *recipit) from recete, from receptus, past participle of recipere, itself from re- 'back' + cipere (an alteration of capere 'to take')
the act of receiving; reception
reception, as an act of hospitality
capability of receiving; capacity
place of receiving
hence, a recess; a retired place
a formulary according to the directions of which things are to be taken or combined; a recipe; as, a receipt for making sponge cake
a writing acknowledging the taking or receiving of goods delivered; an acknowledgment of money paid
that which is received; that which comes in, in distinction from what is expended, paid out, sent away, and the like; -- usually in the plural; as, the receipts amounted to a thousand dollars
to give a receipt for; as, to receipt goods delivered by a sheriff
to put a receipt on, as by writing or stamping; as, to receipt a bill
to give a receipt, as for money paid
Origin: [OE. receite, OF. recete, recepte, F. recette, fr. L. recipere, receptum, to receive. See Receive.]
A receipt is a written acknowledgment that a specified article or sum of money has been received. A receipt records the purchase of goods or service. It is not the same as an invoice.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-sēt′, n. act of receiving: place of receiving: power of holding: a written acknowledgment of anything received, a legal acknowledgment of money received in discharge of a debt or demand: that which is received: a recipe in cookery.—v.t. to give a receipt for: to sign: to discharge.—adj. Receipt′able, that may be receipted.—ns. Receipt′-book, a book containing receipts; Receipt′or, one who gives a receipt. [O. Fr. recete (Fr. recette)—L. recipere, receptum.]
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Receipt' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4516
Rank popularity for the word 'Receipt' in Nouns Frequency: #1930
The numerical value of Receipt in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Receipt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is no receipt for time.
Applause is a receipt, not a bill.
Some people pay a compliment as if they expected a receipt.
If I go to a taverna in the countryside and you tell me 'Do you want a receipt or to split the 23 percent tax between us?' my answer would be don't issue a receipt.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is in receipt of an allegation that Mr. O'Neill may have revealed classified information to persons not authorized to receive such information, in response, NCIS has initiated an investigation to determine the merit of the allegations.
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Translations for Receipt
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- rebuda, rebutCatalan, Valencian
- stvrzenka, účtenkaCzech
- derbynneb, derbyniad, taleb, derbynWelsh
- Quittung, Empfangsbestätigung, EmpfangGerman
- recibo, recetaSpanish
- اعلام وصولPersian
- kuittaus, kuitata, kuitti, reseptiFinnish
- réception, recetteFrench
- fáltas, admháilIrish
- elismervény, átvétel, nyugtaHungarian
- ricezione, ricevuta, quietanzaItalian
- レシート, 領収書Japanese
- 領收證, 영수증Korean
- puka whakamana utu, rihīti, rirongaMāori
- сметкопотврда, рецепт, примање, издава, белешка, потврдаMacedonian
- ontvangsbewijs, recept, ontvangst, voorschrift, ontvangen, ontvangsten, kwitantie, inkomsten, bonnetjeDutch
- oppskrift, kvitteringNorwegian
- recibo, nota fiscalPortuguese
- квитанция, расписка, приём, рецепт, получениеRussian
- inkomst, recept, skriva under, skörd, mottagning, signera, kvittens, mottagande, kvittera, fångst, intäkt, mottagarbevis, kvitto, bärgningSwedish
- biên nhận, biên laiVietnamese
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