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Definitions for recipient
rɪˈsɪp i əntre·cip·i·ent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. recipient, receivernoun

    a person who receives something

  2. recipient role, recipientnoun

    the semantic role of the animate entity that is passively involved in the happening denoted by the verb in the clause


  1. recipientnoun

    One who receives, such as one who receives money or goods.

  2. recipientnoun

    An individual receiving donor organs or tissues.

  3. recipientnoun

    The portion of an alembic or other still in which the distilled liquid is collected.

  4. Etymology: From stem of recipiens, present participle of recipio

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Recipientnoun

    Etymology: recipiens, Latin.

    Though the images, or whatever else is the cause of sense, may be alike as from the object, yet may the representations be varied according to the nature of the recipient. Joseph Glanvill.

    The form of sound words, dissolved by chymical preparation, ceases to be nutritive; and after all the labours of the alembeck, leaves in the recipient a fretting corrosive. D. of Pie.


  1. recipient

    A recipient is a person or entity who receives something, such as a service, benefit, award, or even a communication or message. The term can be used in various contexts, such as in business, finance, or personal correspondence. The status of a recipient is characterized by their receipt of something from a giver or sender.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recipientnoun

    a receiver; the person or thing that receives; one to whom, or that to which, anything is given or communicated; specifically, the receiver of a still

  2. Recipientadjective

    receiving; receptive

  3. Etymology: [L. recipiens, -entis, receiving, p. pr. of recipere to receive: cf. F. rcipient. See Receive.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Recipient

    rē-sip′i-ent, adj. receiving.—n. one who receives, that which receives.—ns. Recip′ience, Recip′iency, a receiving: receptiveness. [L. recipiens, -entis, pr.p. of recipĕre, to receive.]

Editors Contribution

  1. recipient

    A person, group or organization that receives.

    The recipient did enjoy the award ceremony.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recipient' in Nouns Frequency: #2786

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recipient in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recipient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of recipient in a Sentence

  1. John Davidson Rockefeller, Sr.:

    Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.

  2. Christine Durand:

    We can, if we need to, change a recipient's medication around, but we have to have a plan for that going into it.

  3. Thea Suh:

    Racism against people of Asian descent has been subtle in Germany, but it has always been here, with this recent coronavirus outbreak, it has just gotten worse... we are basically stuck between getting ridiculed and being the recipient of disgust.

  4. Evan Reiser:

    We’ve seen these attacks play out before, when the first stimulus payments were released in April 2020, scammers launched a phishing campaign that impersonated the IRS, claiming that stimulus checks would be withheld unless the recipient updated their address information.

  5. Jacques Guyette:

    Regenerating a whole heart is most certainly a long-term goal that is several years away, so we are currently working on engineering a functional myocardial patch that could replace cardiac tissue damaged due to a heart attack or failure, among the next steps that we are pursuing are improving methods to generate even more cardiac cells— recellularizing a whole heart would take tens of billions— optimizing bioreactor-based culture techniques to improve the maturation and function of engineered cardiac tissue, and electronically integrating regenerated tissue to function within the recipient’s heart.

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