receiver, receiving system(noun)
set that receives radio or tv signals
(law) a person (usually appointed by a court of law) who liquidates assets or preserves them for the benefit of affected parties
telephone receiver, receiver(noun)
earphone that converts electrical signals into sounds
a person who receives something
the tennis player who receives the serve
receiver, pass receiver, pass catcher(noun)
a football player who catches (or is supposed to catch) a forward pass
A person who receives something.
A person who acts as trustee for a bankrupt.
A person who accepts stolen goods.
A telephone handset.
(football) A person who accepts the ball after it has been passed.
(tennis) A person who attempts to return the ball after it has been served.
Any of several electronic devices that receives signals and converts them into sound or vision
A court administrator
The part of a firearm containing the action.
one who takes or receives in any manner
a person appointed, ordinarily by a court, to receive, and hold in trust, money or other property which is the subject of litigation, pending the suit; a person appointed to take charge of the estate and effects of a corporation, and to do other acts necessary to winding up its affairs, in certain cases
one who takes or buys stolen goods from a thief, knowing them to be stolen
a vessel connected with an alembic, a retort, or the like, for receiving and condensing the product of distillation
a vessel for receiving and containing gases
the glass vessel in which the vacuum is produced, and the objects of experiment are put, in experiments with an air pump. Cf. Bell jar, and see Illust. of Air pump
a vessel for receiving the exhaust steam from the high-pressure cylinder before it enters the low-pressure cylinder, in a compound engine
a capacious vessel for receiving steam from a distant boiler, and supplying it dry to an engine
that portion of a telephonic apparatus, or similar system, at which the message is received and made audible; -- opposed to transmitter
Origin: [Cf. F. receveur.]
In firearms terminology, the receiver is the part of a firearm that houses the operating parts. The receiver usually contains the bolt carrier group, trigger group, and magazine port. In most handguns, the receiver, or frame, holds the magazine well or rotary magazine as well as the trigger mechanism. It is sometimes called the body of the firearm, while in the context of handguns, it is often called the frame. The receiver is often made of forged, machined or stamped steel or aluminium; in addition to these traditional materials, modern science and engineering have introduced polymers and sintered metal powders to receiver construction.
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
In telephony and telegraphy, an instrument for receiving a message as distinguished from one used for sending or transmitting one. Thus the Bell telephone applied to the ear is a receiver, while the microphone which is spoken into or against is the transmitter.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'receiver' in Nouns Frequency: #1867
The numerical value of receiver in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of receiver in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of receiver in a Sentence
Gifts must affect the receiver to the point of shock.
The gift of giving is to see the receiver give to someone else.
God seems to have left the receiver off the hook and time is running out.
It is the responsibility of the sender to make sure the receiver understands the message.
Don't regift a tea set to someone who doesn't drink tea, it should always appeal to the receiver.
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- přijímač, příjemceCzech
- Empfänger, Empfangsgerät, Hehler, HörerGerman
- φοροεισπράκτορας, παραλήπτης, αποδέκτης, δέκτης, κλεπταποδόχος, ακουστικόGreek
- destinatario, receptorSpanish
- vastaanottaja, vastaanotin, saajaFinnish
- destinataire, écouteur, récepteur, receleur, receveurFrench
- cornetta, ricettatoreItalian
- 受話器, 受取人Japanese
- примател, примач, приемникMacedonian
- mottaker, helerNorwegian
- receptor, destinatário, receptadorPortuguese
- приёмник, трубка, телефонная трубка, получательRussian
- mottagare, hälare, lur, telefonlurSwedish
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