Definitions for receptacle
rɪˈsɛp tə kəlre·cep·ta·cle
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word receptacle.
a container that is used to put or keep things in
enlarged tip of a stem that bears the floral parts
an electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert
The part of the flower stalk (peduncle or pedicel) to which the floral parts are attached; also torus.
A contact device installed at an outlet for the connection of an attachment plug and flexible cord to supply portable equipment or appliances.
Etymology: From receptaculum, from recepto, frequentative of recipio, from re- + capio.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A vessel or place into which any thing is received.
Etymology: receptaculum, Lat.
When the sharpness of death was overcome, he then opened heaven, as well to believing gentiles as Jews: heaven till then was no receptacle to the souls of either. Richard Hooker.
The county of Tipperary, the only county palatine in Ireland, is by abuse of some bad ones made a receptacle to rob the rest of the counties about it. Edmund Spenser, State of Ireland.
As in a vault, an ancient receptacle,
Where for these many hundred years, the bones
Of all my buried ancestors are packt. William Shakespeare.
The eye of the soul, or receptacle of sapience and divine knowledge. Walter Raleigh, History of the World.
Lest paradise a receptacle prove
To spirits foul, and all my trees their prey. John Milton.
Their intelligence, put in at the top of the horn, shall convey it into a little receptacle at the bottom. Addison.
These are conveniencies to private persons; instead of being receptacles for the truly poor, they tempt men to pretend poverty, in order to share the advantages. Francis Atterbury.
Though the supply from this great receptacle below be continual and alike to all the globe; yet when it arrives near the surface, where the heat is not so uniform, it is subject to vicissitudes. John Woodward.
that which serves, or is used, for receiving and containing something, as a basket, a vase, a bag, a reservoir; a repository
the apex of the flower stalk, from which the organs of the flower grow, or into which they are inserted. See Illust. of Flower, and Ovary
the dilated apex of a pedicel which serves as a common support to a head of flowers
an intercellular cavity containing oil or resin or other matters
a special branch which bears the fructification in many cryptogamous plants
Etymology: [F. rceptacle, L. receptaculum, fr. receptare, v. intens. fr. recipere to receive. See Receive.]
In botany, the receptacle is the thickened part of a stem from which the flower organs grow. In some accessory fruits, for example the pome and strawberry, the receptacle gives rise to the edible part of the fruit. The fruit of Rubus species is a cluster of drupelets on top of a conical receptacle. When a raspberry is picked, the receptacle separates from the fruit, but in blackberries, it remains attached to the fruit.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-sep′ta-kl, n. that into which anything is received or in which it is contained: (bot.) the basis of a flower: (zool.) an organ that receives and holds a secretion.—n. Rē′cept, an idea taken into the mind from without.—adj. Receptac′ular (bot.), pertaining to or serving as a receptacle.—n. Receptibil′ity, receivability.—adj. Recept′ible, receivable.—ns. Recep′tion, the act of receiving: admission: state of being received: acceptance: a receiving officially: (Milt.) capacity for receiving: a receiving of guests for entertainment: welcome: treatment at first coming; Recep′tion-room.—adj. Recept′ive, having the quality of receiving or containing: (phil.) capable of receiving, or quick to receive, impressions.—ns. Recept′iveness; Receptiv′ity, quality of being receptive. [L. recipĕre, receptum, to receive.]
The numerical value of receptacle in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of receptacle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape...
Oxford is -- Oxford: not a mere receptacle for youth, like Cambridge. Perhaps it wants its inmates to love it rather than to love one another.
Has Vladimir Putin become a classical miracle, a chronicled obstacle, a conventicle oracle, a piratical spectacle, a manacled vehicle, a tentacled particle, a monarchical article, a cubicle receptacle, a monocled corpuscle, a pinnacled icicle or a trickled treacle?
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
I go to the automatic reader and if it says not a winner, there’s a trash receptacle there and I drop it in.
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- zásuvka, lůžko, nádoba, schránkaCzech
- Blütenachse, BlütenbodenGerman
- receptáculo, recipienteSpanish
- kukkapohjus, pistorasia, astiaFinnish
- hirsla, geymslaIcelandic
- takotoranga, taiaroaMāori
- blomsterbunn, stikkontakt, beholderNorwegian
- behållare, kärlSwedish
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