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 system(noun)

    set that receives radio or tv signals

  2. liquidator, receiver(noun)

    (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, receiver(noun)

    earphone that converts electrical signals into sounds

  4. recipient, receiver(noun)

    a person who receives something

  5. receiver(noun)

    the tennis player who receives the serve

  6. receiver, pass receiver, pass catcher(noun)

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


  1. receiver(Noun)

    A person who receives something.

  2. receiver(Noun)

    A person who acts as trustee for a bankrupt.

  3. receiver(Noun)

    A person who accepts stolen goods.

  4. receiver(Noun)

    A telephone handset.

  5. receiver(Noun)

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

  6. receiver(Noun)

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

  7. receiver(Noun)

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

  8. receiver(Noun)

    A court administrator

  9. receiver(Noun)

    The part of a firearm containing the action.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Receiver(noun)

    one who takes or receives in any manner

    Etymology: [Cf. F. receveur.]

  2. Receiver(noun)

    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. Receiver(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. receveur.]

  4. Receiver(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. receveur.]

  5. Receiver(noun)

    a vessel for receiving and containing gases

    Etymology: [Cf. F. receveur.]

  6. Receiver(noun)

    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. Receiver(noun)

    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. Receiver(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. receveur.]

  9. Receiver(noun)

    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

How to pronounce receiver?

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How to say receiver in sign language?

  1. receiver


  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. Josh Gordon:

    I dont think any of us had any doubts about ABs skill set, its good everybody sees it. He continues to be what we expect him to be, and thats a great wide receiver and good football player. For us thats a tremendous asset and takes a huge stress off the offensive linemen and the running backs. Theres no way you can pinpoint one facet of our offense to try to shut us down. Hes a huge help. Were glad to have him.

  2. Walter Benjamin:

    Gifts must affect the receiver to the point of shock.

  3. Keegan Bradley:

    This is really embarrassing, but I have a set of wide receiver Patriots gloves I put on now and then, i had them on the last time they were losing against the Ravens. I took them off and I left them at home. I didn't bring them. I get a lot of weird stuff I do.

  4. Julie Blais Comeau:

    Don't regift a tea set to someone who doesn't drink tea, it should always appeal to the receiver.

  5. Father Madonna:

    What really annoyed me is that when it first started people would switch off their phones in embarrassment; now they are cupping their hands over the receiver and carrying on talking.

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Translations for 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
  • מַקְלֵטHebrew
  • रिसीवरHindi
  • cornetta, ricettatoreItalian
  • 受話器, 受取人Japanese
  • 리시버Korean
  • примател, примач, приемникMacedonian
  • penerimaMalay
  • hoornDutch
  • mottaker, helerNorwegian
  • odbiornikPolish
  • receptor, destinatário, receptadorPortuguese
  • приёмник, трубка, телефонная трубка, получательRussian
  • mottagare, hälare, lur, telefonlurSwedish
  • riceleuWalloon

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