What does Receipt mean?

Definitions for Receiptrɪˈsit

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reception, receipt(noun)

    the act of receiving

  2. receipt(verb)

    an acknowledgment (usually tangible) that payment has been made

  3. acknowledge, receipt(verb)

    report the receipt of

    "The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper"

  4. receipt(verb)

    mark or stamp as paid


  1. receipt(Noun)

    The act of receiving, or the fact of having been received

  2. receipt(Noun)

    The fact of having received a blow, injury etc.

  3. receipt(Noun)

    A quantity or amount received; takings

    This weekend's receipts alone cover our costs to mount the production!

  4. receipt(Noun)

    A written acknowledgment that a specified article or sum of money has been received

  5. receipt(Noun)

    A recipe, instructions, prescription

  6. receipt(Noun)

    A receptacle

  7. receipt(Noun)

    A revenue office

  8. receipt(Verb)

    To give or write a receipt (for something)

  9. receipt(Verb)

    To mark a bill as having been paid

  10. 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')

Webster Dictionary

  1. Receipt(noun)

    the act of receiving; reception

  2. Receipt(noun)

    reception, as an act of hospitality

  3. Receipt(noun)

    capability of receiving; capacity

  4. Receipt(noun)

    place of receiving

  5. Receipt(noun)

    hence, a recess; a retired place

  6. Receipt(noun)

    a formulary according to the directions of which things are to be taken or combined; a recipe; as, a receipt for making sponge cake

  7. Receipt(noun)

    a writing acknowledging the taking or receiving of goods delivered; an acknowledgment of money paid

  8. Receipt(noun)

    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

  9. Receipt(verb)

    to give a receipt for; as, to receipt goods delivered by a sheriff

  10. Receipt(verb)

    to put a receipt on, as by writing or stamping; as, to receipt a bill

  11. Receipt(verb)

    to give a receipt, as for money paid

  12. Origin: [OE. receite, OF. recete, recepte, F. recette, fr. L. recipere, receptum, to receive. See Receive.]


  1. Receipt

    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

  1. Receipt

    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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Receipt' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4516

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Receipt' in Nouns Frequency: #1930


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Receipt in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Receipt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Justin Chase Campbell:

    There is no receipt for time.

  2. Arthur Schnabel:

    Applause is a receipt, not a bill.

  3. Kim Hubbard:

    Some people pay a compliment as if they expected a receipt.

  4. Little Miracles ' Scott:

    We received an email with their decision, we confirmed receipt of their email, and wrote back that we would close out their case.

  5. Anjali Jain:

    We found that there was no harmful association between the receipt of the MMR vaccine and the development of an autism spectrum disorder.

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