verb (used with object), re·ceived, re·ceiv·ing.
verb (used without object), re·ceived, re·ceiv·ing.
Origin of receive
Examples from the Web for receiving
Of the three nominated, Webster did the best, receiving 12 votes, Gohmert and Yoho received three and two votes, respectively.Democrats Accidentally Save Boehner From Republican Coup|Ben Jacobs, Jackie Kucinich|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In 2011, only 27 percent of families living in poverty were receiving welfare assistance.To GOP Congress, as Usual, It’s Welfare on the Chopping Block|Monica Potts|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Outside of concerns for the lack of education the kids are receiving, is worry about how they will spend their time instead.
After five years of not receiving services in California, her family moved to Virginia.Medicaid Will Give You Money for At-Home Care, but You Might Wait Years|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He contacted police after receiving six text messages from Miss Manners during the five months to April.How A British Aristocrat Used Big Game Hunter’s Sperm To Get Pregnant Without His Permission|Tom Sykes|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And instead of receiving military promotion he became a martyr.The Influence of the Bible on Civilisation|Ernst Von Dobschutz
Both were perforated by the Rebel shell, the Tyler receiving the larger number.Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field|Thomas W. Knox
Well, continued Ruth, highly elated at receiving the approbation of the stern old woman.The Automobile Girls at Palm Beach|Laura Dent Crane
Noticing that father seemed to be annoyed, I tried to make an opportunity of receiving Philip myself.The Legacy of Cain|Wilkie Collins
They have been here already ten months, receiving instruction in their duties.
British Dictionary definitions for receiving
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for receive
Word Origin and History for receiving
c.1300, from Old North French receivre (Old French recoivre) "seize, take hold of, pick up; welcome, accept," from Latin recipere "regain, take back, bring back, carry back, recover; take to oneself, take in, admit," from re- "back," though the exact sense here is obscure (see re-) + -cipere, comb. form of capere "to take" (see capable). Radio and (later) television sense is attested from 1908. Related: Received; receiving.
Idioms and Phrases with receiving
see on the receiving end.