Thefacebook was nothing but a platform—a receptacle for the contributions of its users.
By lapping the edges and moving the bars back and forth, a receptacle of any size desired can be made.
It seems also to have been a receptacle for lamps, several of which were found there.
After the loaves have become sufficiently cool, place them in the receptacle in which they are to be kept.
The patient should not rise from his bed, but should use a bedpan or other receptacle.
The nurse or mother places this receptacle in her lap and holds the child gently and carefully upon it.
The receptacle was filled with the ash of punk and charcoal.
It was a cellar, filled with empty barrels and boxes; and seemed to be a sort of receptacle for rubbish of all descriptions.
The receptacle for lighted tinder when match-locks were used.
Above all, there is always a receptacle for the contributions of the Faithful, in some form or other.
late 14c., from Old French receptacle (14c.) and directly from Latin receptaculum "place to receive and store things," from receptare, frequentative of recipere "to hold, contain" (see receive). As an adjectival form, receptacular (1847) has been used.
The enlarged upper end of a flower stalk that bears the flower or group of flowers. The fleshy edible part of an apple is actually a modified receptacle. See more at flower.