Origin of receiver
Related Words for receivercustomer, target, collector, heir, beneficiary, cashier, subject, recipient, trustee, creditor, consignee, grantee, acceptor, assignee, teller, television, telephone, radio, bug, handset
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Contemporary Examples of receiver
After everything is in order and the call has been placed, Hitch picks up the receiver and says “How do you do?”Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
The receiver is the only part of the gun that can be legally controlled and must be serialized if 100 percent complete.What Are We Protecting with Gun Laws?
November 13, 2014
The sender and receiver pay the driver a few hryvnia—the Ukrainian currency—on either end.On the Bus: Ukraine’s Frontline Express Across the Battle Lines
September 8, 2014
“You are destroying the university,” he shouted into the receiver.Rebels Rise Again Over Flag Banning
July 28, 2014
Brooks: [Snatching up the receiver as the phone rings] This is Mel Brooks.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview
February 16, 2014
Historical Examples of receiver
He went to the desk where the telephone was, and took up the receiver.
The impact of sounds on his ear from the receiver set him to attention.
What would I not have given to have been the receiver of such a letter?
She stood there looking at the receiver as her hands came together.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
The clumsy framework of the receiver was reduced to a neat and portable size.Heroes of the Telegraph
mid-14c. (mid-13c. as a surname), agent noun from receive, or from Old French recevere (Modern French receveur), agent noun from recievere. As a telephone apparatus, from 1877; in reference to a radio unit, from 1891; in U.S. football sense, from 1897.