- to acknowledge in writing the payment of (a bill).
- to give a receipt for (money, goods, etc.).
- to give a receipt, as for money or goods.
Origin of receipt
Examples from the Web for receipts
“I was so paranoid that I would shred the receipts,” she said.Inside A Finishing School for Transwomen
December 27, 2014
I look around the stairway, and I see Al Capone and another guy sitting in the living room having a beef about ‘receipts.’The Stacks: Mr. Bad Taste and Trouble Himself: Robert Mitchum
July 19, 2014
Udall, for his part, collected about $100,000, which represented about 1.4 percent of his $7.3 million in receipts.Senate Democrats Snag Campaign Cash From Lobbyist-Bundlers
June 16, 2014
Federal spending has fallen for two straight fiscal years, even as receipts have risen sharply.With the Ryan-Murray Deal, Washington Stops Hurting the Economy
December 11, 2013
“I run the show,” the ensuing indictment quotes Guarraci screaming when the general manager balked at turning over the receipts.Jersey’s True-Life Tony Soprano: Meet the DeCavalcante Crime Family
June 21, 2013
In those days men fastened their letters and receipts and bills with wax.Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae
You will be the only attraction at this performance, and I have only you to count on for the receipts.My Double Life
But, after all, what are the receipts and expenses of the Holy See?The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Tell him, if you like, that I will pay all the expenses of the evening, and leave him the receipts.One Of Them
Charles James Lever
There were bills and receipts, notes of trials, and letters in abundance—but no will.Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume II.
Charles James Lever
- a written acknowledgment by a receiver of money, goods, etc, that payment or delivery has been made
- the act of receiving or fact of being received
- (usually plural) an amount or article received
- archaic another word for recipe
- (tr) to acknowledge payment of (a bill), as by marking it
- mainly US to issue a receipt for (money, goods, etc)
Word Origin and History for receipts
late 14c., "act of receiving;" also "statement of ingredients in a potion or medicine;" from Anglo-French or Old North French receite "receipt, recipe, prescription" (c.1300), altered (by influence of receit "he receives," from Vulgar Latin *recipit) from Old French recete, from Latin recepta "received," fem. past participle of recipere (see receive). Meaning "written acknowledgment of money or goods received" is from c.1600.