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

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

Wiktionary

  1. recipient(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From stem of recipiens, present participle of recipio

  2. recipient(Noun)

    An individual receiving donor organs or tissues.

    Etymology: From stem of recipiens, present participle of recipio

  3. recipient(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Recipient(adj)

    receiving; receptive

    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  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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How to say recipient in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Gerald Brandacher:

    For ethical reasons, we would not want to transplant the germ line from the donor, because that would mean that, were the recipient to father a child, that actually the genetic background of the child would be from the donor and not from the recipient, but in a second step, the patient will receive testicle prostheses.

  2. Maria Siemionow:

    The fact that Dr. Lantieri was able to perform a second face transplantation on this recipient is the first case of its kind for the face transplant field, some patients have to have a second kidney, some patients have to have a second heart transplant or a second liver, so in terms of retransplanting or transplanting again in a patient with a solid organ is not new.

  3. Joe Biden:

    When you're the recipient of someone's understanding and empathy, you understand how it can help and it's just impossible, although sometimes it's hard to not share it with others. When people come up to me often, as you've observed, is they come up and they'll walk up to me and all of a sudden a man or woman will just grab me and hug me and say,' I just lost my son, lost my daughter, tell me, am I going to be OK, am I going to be OK ?' purpose. And a purpose is best utilized if it relates to something that related to what the person you lost cared about.

  4. 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.

  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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