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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.

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. Michelle Fiscus:

    A recipient of that memo was upset that, according to Tennessee Supreme Court case law, minors ages 14-17 years are able to receive medical care in Tennessee without parental consent and posted the memo to social media, within days, legislators were contacting TDH( Tennessee Department of Health) asking questions about the memo with some interpreting it as an attempt to undermine parental authority. Let me be clear : this was an informational memo containing language approved by the TDH Office of General Counsel which was sent to medical providers by the medical director of the state's immunization program regarding the guardrails set 34 years ago by Tennessee Supreme Court around providing care to minors.

  2. Robert Lemke:

    The words I chose would and did put the recipient in fear for her safety.

  3. Vladimir Putin:

    The Chinese like to say it is' win win' but it could be lose lose for major projects that are not responsible, that the recipient country can't pay back.

  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. Duncan Hunter:

    This is a process that has become overly politicized and while this administration has at least gone to greater lengths to recognize courage in Afghanistan, we still don't have a single living recipient from Iraq, and it's definitely not because they don't exist.

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