Definitions for recipientrɪˈsɪp i ənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•cip•i•entrɪˈsɪp i ənt(n.)

  1. one that receives; receiver.

  2. (adj.)receiving or able to receive.

Origin of recipient:

1550–60; < L recipient-, recipiēns, prp. of recipere to receive ; see -ent



Princeton's WordNet

  1. recipient, receiver(noun)

    a person who receives something

  2. recipient role, recipient(noun)

    the semantic role of the animate entity that is passively involved in the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. recipient(noun)ɪˈsɪp i ənt

    sb who receives sth

    the recipient of several awards; welfare recipients


  1. recipient(Noun)

    One who receives, such as one who receives money or goods.

  2. recipient(Noun)

    An individual receiving donor organs or tissues.

  3. recipient(Noun)

    The portion of an alembic or other still in which the distilled liquid is collected.

  4. Origin: From stem of recipiens, present participle of recipio

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recipient(noun)

    a receiver; the person or thing that receives; one to whom, or that to which, anything is given or communicated; specifically, the receiver of a still

  2. Recipient(adj)

    receiving; receptive

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recipient' in Nouns Frequency: #2786

Translations for recipient

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who receives something

the recipient of a letter.

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