What does receiver mean?

Definitions for receiver
rɪˈsi vərre·ceiv·er

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. receiver, receiving systemnoun

    set that receives radio or tv signals

  2. liquidator, receivernoun

    (law) a person (usually appointed by a court of law) who liquidates assets or preserves them for the benefit of affected parties

  3. telephone receiver, receivernoun

    earphone that converts electrical signals into sounds

  4. recipient, receivernoun

    a person who receives something

  5. receivernoun

    the tennis player who receives the serve

  6. receiver, pass receiver, pass catchernoun

    a football player who catches (or is supposed to catch) a forward pass


  1. receivernoun

    A person who receives something.

  2. receivernoun

    A person who acts as trustee for a bankrupt.

  3. receivernoun

    A person who accepts stolen goods.

  4. receivernoun

    A telephone handset.

  5. receivernoun

    (football) A person who accepts the ball after it has been passed.

  6. receivernoun

    (tennis) A person who attempts to return the ball after it has been served.

  7. receivernoun

    Any of several electronic devices that receives signals and converts them into sound or vision

  8. receivernoun

    A court administrator

  9. receivernoun

    The part of a firearm containing the action.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Receivernoun

    one who takes or receives in any manner

    Etymology: [Cf. F. receveur.]

  2. Receivernoun

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. receveur.]

  3. Receivernoun

    one who takes or buys stolen goods from a thief, knowing them to be stolen

    Etymology: [Cf. F. receveur.]

  4. Receivernoun

    a vessel connected with an alembic, a retort, or the like, for receiving and condensing the product of distillation

    Etymology: [Cf. F. receveur.]

  5. Receivernoun

    a vessel for receiving and containing gases

    Etymology: [Cf. F. receveur.]

  6. Receivernoun

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. receveur.]

  7. Receivernoun

    a vessel for receiving the exhaust steam from the high-pressure cylinder before it enters the low-pressure cylinder, in a compound engine

    Etymology: [Cf. F. receveur.]

  8. Receivernoun

    a capacious vessel for receiving steam from a distant boiler, and supplying it dry to an engine

    Etymology: [Cf. F. receveur.]

  9. Receivernoun

    that portion of a telephonic apparatus, or similar system, at which the message is received and made audible; -- opposed to transmitter

    Etymology: [Cf. F. receveur.]


  1. Receiver

    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

  1. Receiver

    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

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'receiver' in Nouns Frequency: #1867

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of receiver in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of receiver in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of receiver in a Sentence

  1. Myles Garrett:

    I took a shot on one of the first plays. After that, it was tough. Using running back Josh Jacobs and a short passing game, Carr controlled the clock in the second half and kept the ball away from the Browns( 5-3). On the Raiders first two drives after halftime, the first leading to their go-ahead TD and the other to Carlsons 24-yard field goal with 4:24 left, they ate up 17:41. Oakland had the ball for 37:43 to 22:17 for Cleveland. Josh Jacobs finished with a career-high 128 yards 80 in the second half on 31 carries. Last week, Josh Jacobs had just 17 yards on 10 attempts. It was about time we had a run game like that, Josh Jacobs said. It feels good to be that dominant. The Raiders defense did The Raiders defense part as Las Vegas stopped Las Vegas NFL record of allowing at least 10 points at 116 straight games. Baker Mayfield couldnt get anything going with Clevelands offense, which was without star receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who suffered a season-ending knee injury last week. Baker Mayfield, who completed 21 passes in a row in the win over Cincinnati a week ago, went 12 of 25 for 122 yards. Mayfields last throw toward Jarvis Landry in the end zone was incomplete with 1:58 left, and Cody Parkey missed a 37-yard field goal to end Clevelands chances. Cody Parkey did make kicks of 41 and 38 yards. Theweather was brutal. The wind, measured from the west at 35 mph at kickoff, made it difficult for both quarterbacks to throw ; affected every punt and kick ; and forced the 12,000 fans to bundle up as it felt more like a game in late December or in Cleveland, early May. Im from the beach, Renfrow said. That was more wind than a hurricane it seemed like. It was coming sideways, backwards and forward. Carr did an excellent job managing the clock in the final minute of the first half to set up Carlsons 33-yard field goal as time expired to put The Raiders up 6-3. The Raiders appeared to take the lead in the second quarter when Carr connected with Henry Ruggs III in the back right corner of the end zone. However, Ruggs was ruled out of bounds and the call was upheld following a video review and Raiders challenge. Las Vegas settled for Carlsons 29-yard field goal to tie Las Vegas 3-3. Earlier, Carlsonhad a 41-yard attemptat the opposite end of the field blown sideways and the ball clanged off the left upright. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Myles Garrett SLOWED Myles Garrett was limited by an ankle injury that kept Myles Garrett out of practice this week, and now hes dealing with a knee issue. At one point, Myles Garrett was evaluated in the medical tent but came back. Myles Garrett was kept out on several plays, and lacked Myles Garrett usual explosiveness off the line. We havent made excuses and were not going to start now. Its a next-man-up league.

  2. anthony southon:

    The gift of giving is to see the receiver give to someone else.

  3. Donavan Brazier:

    When I'm in practice and I'm going through a lot of pain and training, I start thinking about anything else I'm good at so that I don't have to do track, the first thing I think of is NFL wide receiver.

  4. Joseph Roh:

    AR-15s, as we speak today, do not have a receiver by the definition of the existing law and that's a huge issue, it shows that the laws are obsolete and they're out of sync with the realities of today's firearms market.

  5. Thomas Groome:

    It was definitely The Argentine-born pope attempt to communicate according to the mode of the receiver, we have to wait and see, I suppose, on what the long-term effect of it is.

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  • přijímač, příjemceCzech
  • Hehler, Empfangsgerät, Hörer, EmpfängerGerman
  • φοροεισπράκτορας, αποδέκτης, δέκτης, παραλήπτης, κλεπταποδόχος, ακουστικόGreek
  • destinatario, receptorSpanish
  • vastaanotin, saaja, vastaanottajaFinnish
  • écouteur, receveur, destinataire, récepteur, receleurFrench
  • מַקְלֵטHebrew
  • रिसीवरHindi
  • cornetta, ricettatoreItalian
  • 受取人, 受話器Japanese
  • 리시버Korean
  • примач, приемник, примателMacedonian
  • penerimaMalay
  • hoornDutch
  • heler, mottakerNorwegian
  • odbiornikPolish
  • receptor, receptador, destinatárioPortuguese
  • трубка, приёмник, получатель, телефонная трубкаRussian
  • lur, mottagare, telefonlur, hälareSwedish
  • riceleuWalloon

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