Definitions for receptaclerɪˈsɛp tə kəl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
re•cep•ta•clerɪˈsɛp tə kəl(n.)
a container, device, etc., that receives or holds something.
the modified or expanded portion of a plant stem or axis that bears the organs of a single flower or the florets of a flower head.
a contact device installed at an electrical outlet, equipped with one or more sockets.
Category: Electricity and Magnetism
Origin of receptacle:
1375–1425; ME (< OF) < L receptāculum reservoir =receptā(re) to take again, receive back (freq. of recipere to receive ) +-culum -cle2
a container that is used to put or keep things in
enlarged tip of a stem that bears the floral parts
an electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert
The part of the flower stalk (peduncle or pedicel) to which the floral parts are attached; also torus.
A contact device installed at an outlet for the connection of an attachment plug and flexible cord to supply portable equipment or appliances.
Origin: From receptaculum, from recepto, frequentative of recipio, from re- + capio.
that which serves, or is used, for receiving and containing something, as a basket, a vase, a bag, a reservoir; a repository
the apex of the flower stalk, from which the organs of the flower grow, or into which they are inserted. See Illust. of Flower, and Ovary
the dilated apex of a pedicel which serves as a common support to a head of flowers
an intercellular cavity containing oil or resin or other matters
a special branch which bears the fructification in many cryptogamous plants
Translations for receptacle
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a container of some kind
A dustbin is a receptacle for rubbish.
- bak, houerAfrikaans
- وعاء، إناءArabic
- receptáculoPortuguese (BR)
- der BehälterGerman
- receptáculo, recipienteSpanish
- مخزن؛ ظرفFarsi
- כְּלִי קִיבוּלHebrew
- पात्र धारकHindi
- posuda za spremanjeCroatian
- konteineris, talpyklaLithuanian
- konteiners; tvertneLatvian
- bekas khasMalay
- zbiornik, pojemnikPolish
- مخزن؛ ظرفPersian
- لوښى، ځاى، دلوښوايښودلوځاىPashto
- контейнер, вместилищеRussian
- 容器Chinese (Trad.)
- вмістище; коробкаUkrainian
- ایک طرح کا برتنUrdu
- đồ đựngVietnamese
- 容器Chinese (Simp.)
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