a person or thing that receives.
Law. a person appointed by a court to manage the affairs of a bankrupt business or person or to care for property in litigation.
Commerce. a person appointed to receive money due.
a person who knowingly receives stolen goods for an illegal purpose; a dealer in stolen merchandise.
a device or apparatus for receiving or holding something; receptacle; container.
(in a firearm) the basic metal unit housing the action and to which the barrel and other components are attached.
Chemistry. a vessel for collecting and containing a distillate.
Football. a player on the offensive team who catches, is eligible to catch, or is noted for the ability to catch a forward pass: Jones was the receiver of the first pass thrown. He sent all his receivers downfield.
Baseball. the catcher.
- pre·re·ceiv·er, noun
- un·der·re·ceiv·er, noun
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How to use receiver in a sentence
Chiefs coaches have devised drills to work on them, so that his receivers won’t get hit between the eyes by a ball they don’t see coming.Patrick Mahomes has unmatched physical gifts. His intellect might be what sets him apart. | Sally Jenkins | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
The receiver then sued the company, asserting that Prospect had misled the public and 2,700 current and past hospital employees about the pension fund’s financial health.Rich Investors Stripped Millions From a Hospital Chain and Want to Leave It Behind. A Tiny State Stands in Their Way. | by Peter Elkind | February 4, 2021 | ProPublica
He only had six carries for seven yards and a touchdown in the win over Buffalo — his first game since a late December injury — but he is a talented runner and receiver who could make a big difference in this one.
Other companies that have been working on long-range wireless charging have relied on special cases with built-in receivers and auxiliary batteries to pull down the waves.Xiaomi’s long-range wireless charger shows a glimpse of a cord-free future | Stan Horaczek | February 1, 2021 | Popular-Science
Some may include their own built-in receivers, which means you don’t have to have your phone with you, while others use the GPS in your smartphone to help geolocate you.Best fitness tracker: Hit your health goals and sleep better with these picks | PopSci Commerce Team | January 27, 2021 | Popular-Science
The protection will last as long as Winston can still fling the ball 50 yards downfield to a streaking wide receiver.Jameis Winston Cleared of Rape Like Every Other College Sports Star | Robert Silverman | December 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The receiver is the only part of the gun that can be legally controlled and must be serialized if 100 percent complete.
Brandon Marshall, wide receiver for the Chicago Bears, has a rap sheet including two domestic violence charges.
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 | Ted Phillips | September 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I hung the receiver up again, wondering what business could fetch Jack Bridges round at that time of the evening to see me.Uncanny Tales | Various
Meanwhile his property may be seized by a marshal or receiver on proof that he is neglecting it or that it is deteriorating.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
A German receiver can be washed out like a teacup, and the oil collected is of value, but a meerschaum should never be wetted.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
He replaced the receiver, took up a wet oilskin overall from the back of a chair and the cane from the mantleshelf.Dope | Sax Rohmer
Her radio set was moved back to her room and she restrung 117 the wires and connected up the receiver without help from anybody.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
British Dictionary definitions for receiver
a person who receives something; recipient
a person appointed by a court to manage property pending the outcome of litigation, during the infancy of the owner, or after the owner(s) has been declared bankrupt or of unsound mind
mainly British a person who receives stolen goods knowing that they have been stolen
the equipment in a telephone, radio, or television that receives incoming electrical signals or modulated radio waves and converts them into the original audio or video signals
the part of a telephone containing the earpiece and mouthpiece that is held by the telephone user
the equipment in a radar system, radio telescope, etc, that converts incoming radio signals into a useful form, usually displayed on the screen of a cathode-ray oscilloscope
an obsolete word for receptacle
chem a vessel in which the distillate is collected during distillation
US sport a player whose function is to receive the ball, esp a footballer who catches long passes
the metallic frame situated behind the breech of a gun to guide the round into the chamber
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for receiver
A device, as in a radio or telephone, that converts incoming radio, microwave, or electrical signals to a form, such as sound or light, that can be perceived by humans. Compare transmitter.
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