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.
Origin: From receptaculum, from recepto, frequentative of recipio, from re- + capio.
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
Origin: [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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
And that's the world in a nutshell, an appropriate receptacle.
I go to the automatic reader and if it says not a winner, there’s a trash receptacle there and I drop it in.
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.
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...
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.
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- zásuvka, lůžko, schránka, nádobaCzech
- Blütenboden, BlütenachseGerman
- receptáculo, recipienteSpanish
- pistorasia, astia, kukkapohjusFinnish
- hirsla, geymslaIcelandic
- taiaroa, takotorangaMāori
- beholder, blomsterbunn, stikkontaktNorwegian
- behållare, kärlSwedish
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