What does recipient mean?

Definitions for recipientrɪˈsɪp i ənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word recipient.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. recipient, receiver(noun)

    a person who receives something

  2. recipient role, recipient(noun)

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


  1. recipient(Noun)

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

  2. recipient(Noun)

    An individual receiving donor organs or tissues.

  3. recipient(Noun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recipient(noun)

    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. Recipient(adj)

    receiving; receptive

  3. Origin: [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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bryant McGill:

    Service heals the recipient and the giver.

  2. John Davidson Rockefeller, Sr.:

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

  3. Cicero:

    Such praise coming from so degraded a source, was degrading to me, its recipient.

  4. Frank Tyger:

    The art of advice is to make the recipient believe he thought the thought of it himself.

  5. Richard Redett:

    We've sorted out how to take that block of tissue from a donor and give it to a recipient.

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