- reception centre,
- reception desk,
- reception room,
Origin of reception
Examples from the Web for reception
She actually petted Kate's arm when she met her at a reception last night.
How has the Guardians reception been so far from your perspective?Gangster in Paradise: Benicio Del Toro Is Pablo Escobar|Alex Suskind|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A local Dad joked sotto voce to his wife “And afterwards there will be a reception who will be in the auditorium!”
The report helpfully adds that “speeches were made at the reception.”
Between the ceremony and reception, Kardashian wore three different Vera Wang gowns, worth a total of $600,000.Which of Kim Kardashian’s Weddings Was More Ridiculous?|Kevin Fallon|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Its reception was cold and only one fragment seemed to satisfy the large audience which filled the hall.My Recollections|Jules Massenet
I have looked into it once before,—on its first reception as a gift from the author.Over the Teacups|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Whether I judged rightly, the reception of this book will show.The History of Freedom|John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Somehow, in spite of the reception given the caravan, he was uneasy.The Weakling|Everett B. Cole
“I want to hear some more of your experiences,” and she went on to meet the scowling Belle at the door of the reception parlor.The Girl from Sunset Ranch|Amy Bell Marlowe
- the first class in an infant school
- a class in a school designed to receive new immigrants, esp those whose knowledge of English is poor
- (as modifier)a reception teacher
Word Origin for reception
late 14c., in astrology, "effect of two planets on each other;" sense of "act of receiving" is recorded from late 15c., from Latin receptionem (nominative receptio) "a receiving," noun of action from past participle stem of recipere (see receive). Sense of "ceremonial gathering" is 1882, from French.