What does reception mean?

Definitions for reception
rɪˈsɛp ʃənre·cep·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reception, response(noun)

    the manner in which something is greeted

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

  2. reception(noun)

    a formal party of people; as after a wedding

  3. reception(noun)

    quality or fidelity of a received broadcast

  4. reception, receipt(noun)

    the act of receiving

  5. reception(noun)

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

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

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. reception

    The desk of a hotel or office area.

    The reception area of businesses and hotels are created to ensure people feel calm, motivated and peaceful when they arrive at these areas.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 15, 2020  

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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How to say reception in sign language?

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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. Hillary Walker:

    Even though my position on marriage is still that its defined as between a man and a woman, and I support the constitution of the state but for someone I love, we've been to a reception.

  2. Peter Maurer:

    I think there is still a lot of work to do till large scale repatriation is a realistic possibility, much more has to happen in terms of reception structure, preparations, also preparation of the communities to receive again those who came (to Bangladesh) from Myanmar.

  3. Jerry Rice:

    This may be a decision the The Buffaloes lament : A fumble on a conservative run play while trying to run out the clock with less than 30 seconds remaining until halftime. The Utes turned Jarek Broussards miscue into a 42-yard field goal by Jadon Redding as time expired to give the offense a little confidence boost. Ty Jordan shined in a matchup between two highly touted tailbacks. The freshman finished with 147 yards rushing. His counterpart, Broussard, started slow but finished with 80 yards, which was well below his 183.3 average. The Buffaloes suffered a huge blow in the first half when they lost linebacker Nate Landman to what could be a season-ending ankle injury. Using a scooter and wearing a leg brace, the emotional leader of the team returned to the sideline. His absence was felt in the second half. Jerry Rice gave The Buffaloes a 14-7 lead late in the first half with Colorados first punt return for a score since Sept. 9, 2017. Jerry Rice also scored on a bubble screen to put The Buffaloes up 21-10 moments in the the third quarter. The last Colorado player to record a TD on both a reception and a return( punt or kickoff) in the same game was Walter Stanley against Texas Tech on Sept. 12, 1981, according to the school. Rices feat felt bittersweet in light of the loss. Kind of hurts.

  4. Eytan Gilboa:

    For those on the fence, it will enhance his standing for sure, the Golan Heights recognition, warm White House reception, personal dinner with Trump. It will both divert attention away from his pressing domestic concerns and make him appear as a great world leader.

  5. Mark Svensson:

    We were actually planning a big wedding reception and honeymoon, we realized that our way of celebrating our love would be different, and we came up with 50 Acts of Giving Back.

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