What does RECEPTION mean?

Definitions for RECEPTION
rɪˈsɛp ʃənRECEPTION

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word RECEPTION.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reception, response(noun)

    the manner in which something is greeted

    "she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors"

  2. reception(noun)

    a formal party of people; as after a wedding

  3. reception(noun)

    quality or fidelity of a received broadcast

  4. reception, receipt(noun)

    the act of receiving

  5. reception(noun)

    (American football) the act of catching a pass in football

    "the tight end made a great reception on the 20 yard line"

Wiktionary

  1. reception(Noun)

    The act of receiving.

    Etymology: From receptio, from recipio, from re- + capio.

  2. reception(Noun)

    The act or ability to receive radio or similar signals.

    Etymology: From receptio, from recipio, from re- + capio.

  3. reception(Noun)

    A social engagement, usually to formally welcome someone.

    After the wedding we proceeded to the reception.

    Etymology: From receptio, from recipio, from re- + capio.

  4. reception(Noun)

    A reaction.

    The ambassador's jokes met a cold reception.

    Etymology: From receptio, from recipio, from re- + capio.

  5. reception(Noun)

    The desk of a hotel or office where guests are received.

    Etymology: From receptio, from recipio, from re- + capio.

  6. reception(Noun)

    The school year, or part thereof, between preschool and Year 1, when children are introduced to formal education.

    Etymology: From receptio, from recipio, from re- + capio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reception(noun)

    the act of receiving; receipt; admission; as, the reception of food into the stomach; the reception of a letter; the reception of sensation or ideas; reception of evidence

    Etymology: [F. rception, L. receptio, fr. recipere, receptum. See Receive.]

  2. Reception(noun)

    the state of being received

    Etymology: [F. rception, L. receptio, fr. recipere, receptum. See Receive.]

  3. Reception(noun)

    the act or manner of receiving, esp. of receiving visitors; entertainment; hence, an occasion or ceremony of receiving guests; as, a hearty reception; an elaborate reception

    Etymology: [F. rception, L. receptio, fr. recipere, receptum. See Receive.]

  4. Reception(noun)

    acceptance, as of an opinion or doctrine

    Etymology: [F. rception, L. receptio, fr. recipere, receptum. See Receive.]

  5. Reception(noun)

    a retaking; a recovery

    Etymology: [F. rception, L. receptio, fr. recipere, receptum. See Receive.]

Freebase

  1. Reception

    In American football, a reception is part of a play in which a forward pass from behind the line of scrimmage is received by a player in bounds, who, after the catch, proceeds to either score a touchdown or be downed. Yards gained from the receiving play are credited to the player as receiving yards. If such a pass is not caught by the receiver, it is called an incomplete pass or simply an incompletion.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. reception

    1. All ground arrangements connected with the delivery and disposition of air or sea drops. Includes selection and preparation of site, signals for warning and approach, facilitation of secure departure of agents, speedy collection of delivered articles, and their prompt removal to storage places having maximum security. When a group is involved, it may be called a reception committee. 2. Arrangements to welcome and provide secure quarters or transportation for defectors, escapees, evaders, or incoming agents. 3. The process of receiving, offloading, marshalling, and transporting of personnel, equipment, and materiel from the strategic and/or intratheater deployment phase to a sea, air, or surface transportation point of debarkation to the marshalling area.

Editors Contribution

  1. reception

    The desk of a hotel or office area.

    The reception area of businesses and hotels are created to ensure people feel calm, motivated and peaceful when they arrive at these areas.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 15, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'RECEPTION' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3898

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'RECEPTION' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4353

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'RECEPTION' in Nouns Frequency: #1548

How to pronounce RECEPTION?

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How to say RECEPTION in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of RECEPTION in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of RECEPTION in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of RECEPTION in a Sentence

  1. Chief Financial Officer Lorival Luz:

    Our deal had a great reception from investors in this environment.

  2. Andrey Zvyagintsev:

    The film's reception abroad proves its universality - it is understood everywhere, it evokes compassion for a person who finds himself in the grips of injustice and tries to maintain a sense of dignity.

  3. Landlord David Placek:

    By and large weve gotten a good reception from our tenants, theyre happy that we were able to do this early on and really able to show them some compassion and feelings for what they might be going through.

  4. Noel Monk:

    Eddie was having a lot of problems at that time, after they got married, he had drank too much, he had done too much. They went from the church to the reception. It was a beautiful mansion with wonderful people, but I couldn’t find Eddie. I couldn’t find Valerie. So I went looking for them and found them in the bathroom upstairs… Valerie was soothing him. It was certainly understandable. It didn’t impact their marriage. It certainly didn’t dictate the way things might turned out.’ The marriage lasted for almost two decades until their divorce in 2007, but the band was crumbling much sooner than that. There were mountains of cocaine and ever-flowing booze involved, but Van Halen was also led by a flamboyant singer with a fearsome Jekyll and Hyde personality. David Lee Roth in London. (Courtesy of Noel Monk).

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Many guests have the misconception that the bride & groom's relatives who stand with folded hands & smiling face at the main gate of the reception ceremony are for welcoming them, but the fact is they guard to avoid the entry of gatecrashers looking for free,sumptuous meal.

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