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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.

    Etymology: From stem of recipiens, present participle of recipio

  2. recipientnoun

    An individual receiving donor organs or tissues.

    Etymology: From stem of recipiens, present participle of recipio

  3. recipientnoun

    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. 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

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

  2. Recipientadjective

    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  

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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. Daniel Borsuk:

    We wanted to ensure that the recipient would take on what was going to be a major change in his existence in the best physical possible health, armed with all the necessary information and psychological support, we will continue to support the patient so he can completely adapt to his life post-surgery.

  2. 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.

  3. Roger Stone:

    Well, first of all, I don't want to intimate in anyway that I control or have influence with Julian Assange because I do not, we have a mutual friend, somebody we both trust and therefore I am a recipient of pretty good information.

  4. 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.

  5. Brandon Wu of ActionAid:

    Japan's support for new coal-fired power plants not only destroys the climate it also displaces communities, is likely to cause untold local environmental damage, and primarily benefits Japanese companies instead of recipient countries, this is unacceptable on its own, and the fact that it is being done in the name of 'climate finance' makes a farce of the entire concept.

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    a meter that shows mileage traversed
    • A. investigating
    • B. odometer
    • C. decline
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