What does reception mean?

Definitions for reception
rɪˈsɛp ʃənre·cep·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reception, receipt(noun)

    the act of receiving

  2. reception(noun)

    (American football) the act of catching a pass in football

    "the tight end made a great reception on the 20 yard line"

  3. reception(noun)

    quality or fidelity of a received broadcast

  4. reception, response(noun)

    the manner in which something is greeted

    "she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors"

  5. reception(noun)

    a formal party of people; as after a wedding

Wiktionary

  1. reception(Noun)

    The act of receiving.

    Etymology: From receptio, from recipio, from re- + capio.

  2. reception(Noun)

    The act or ability to receive radio or similar signals.

    Etymology: From receptio, from recipio, from re- + capio.

  3. reception(Noun)

    A social engagement, usually to formally welcome someone.

    After the wedding we proceeded to the reception.

    Etymology: From receptio, from recipio, from re- + capio.

  4. reception(Noun)

    A reaction.

    The ambassador's jokes met a cold reception.

    Etymology: From receptio, from recipio, from re- + capio.

  5. reception(Noun)

    The desk of a hotel or office where guests are received.

    Etymology: From receptio, from recipio, from re- + capio.

  6. reception(Noun)

    The school year, or part thereof, between preschool and Year 1, when children are introduced to formal education.

    Etymology: From receptio, from recipio, from re- + capio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reception(noun)

    the act of receiving; receipt; admission; as, the reception of food into the stomach; the reception of a letter; the reception of sensation or ideas; reception of evidence

    Etymology: [F. rception, L. receptio, fr. recipere, receptum. See Receive.]

  2. Reception(noun)

    the state of being received

    Etymology: [F. rception, L. receptio, fr. recipere, receptum. See Receive.]

  3. Reception(noun)

    the act or manner of receiving, esp. of receiving visitors; entertainment; hence, an occasion or ceremony of receiving guests; as, a hearty reception; an elaborate reception

    Etymology: [F. rception, L. receptio, fr. recipere, receptum. See Receive.]

  4. Reception(noun)

    acceptance, as of an opinion or doctrine

    Etymology: [F. rception, L. receptio, fr. recipere, receptum. See Receive.]

  5. Reception(noun)

    a retaking; a recovery

    Etymology: [F. rception, L. receptio, fr. recipere, receptum. See Receive.]

Freebase

  1. Reception

    In American football, a reception is part of a play in which a forward pass from behind the line of scrimmage is received by a player in bounds, who, after the catch, proceeds to either score a touchdown or be downed. Yards gained from the receiving play are credited to the player as receiving yards. If such a pass is not caught by the receiver, it is called an incomplete pass or simply an incompletion.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. reception

    1. All ground arrangements connected with the delivery and disposition of air or sea drops. Includes selection and preparation of site, signals for warning and approach, facilitation of secure departure of agents, speedy collection of delivered articles, and their prompt removal to storage places having maximum security. When a group is involved, it may be called a reception committee. 2. Arrangements to welcome and provide secure quarters or transportation for defectors, escapees, evaders, or incoming agents. 3. The process of receiving, offloading, marshalling, and transporting of personnel, equipment, and materiel from the strategic and/or intratheater deployment phase to a sea, air, or surface transportation point of debarkation to the marshalling area.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reception' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3898

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reception' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4353

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reception' in Nouns Frequency: #1548

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reception in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reception in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of reception in a Sentence

  1. Noel Monk:

    Eddie was having a lot of problems at that time, after they got married, he had drank too much, he had done too much. They went from the church to the reception. It was a beautiful mansion with wonderful people, but I couldn’t find Eddie. I couldn’t find Valerie. So I went looking for them and found them in the bathroom upstairs… Valerie was soothing him. It was certainly understandable. It didn’t impact their marriage. It certainly didn’t dictate the way things might turned out.’ The marriage lasted for almost two decades until their divorce in 2007, but the band was crumbling much sooner than that. There were mountains of cocaine and ever-flowing booze involved, but Van Halen was also led by a flamboyant singer with a fearsome Jekyll and Hyde personality. David Lee Roth in London. (Courtesy of Noel Monk).

  2. Erica Skuta:

    When we got engaged, we both joked how neat it would be to do something a little different and have an after-reception party at a Wild game, when the schedule was released at the start of the season and the game fell on the same day as the wedding, we had to go for it.

  3. Novak Djokovic:

    We were very pleased when we heard the reception the fans gave to the Croatians and the respect they showed for their national anthem, that’s something that you don’t see very often because the wounds of the war are still fresh and we are very happy with the way these people showed their support. They fully deserve to have this event.

  4. Wellness Heaven Tassilo Keilmann:

    They told me that it usually happens in the night -- when the reception is not open, when there is nobody there. Some of them have security camera footage showing them transporting it to the elevator.

  5. Richard Llewellyn:

    There were landing craft destroyed, they really met a hostile reception and you could see that and you could see the landing craft being hit by shells, there were a lot of fires.

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