a manner of being received: The book met with a favorable reception.
- non·re·cep·tion, noun
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How to use reception in a sentence
At least one left the group to get cellphone reception and call for help, DeAnne Gallegos of the San Juan County Office of Emergency Management told the New York Times.Bodies of three skiers killed in Colorado avalanche are found | Cindy Boren | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
He also admitted to attending a wedding reception for the son of a former Yakuza boss.Tokyo Olympics chief says women talk too much at meetings, calls it ‘annoying’ | Matt Bonesteel | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
He told ESPN that he would sign a one-day contract in March with Dallas so he could retire as a member of the team for which he ranks as the franchise leader in targets, receptions, receiving yards, games played and games started.In second retirement, Jason Witten to coach at Dallas-area high school | Des Bieler | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Buttigieg enjoyed a largely favorable reception during the hearing.Buttigieg starts path to confirmation as transportation secretary | Chris Johnson | January 21, 2021 | Washington Blade
Chark saw a dip in receptions, yards and touchdowns but not all of it was his fault.
Ballinger was at first speechless when asked about the 75 Precinct reception.Protesters Demand Justice For Gurley As Gap Grows Between Cops and NYC | M.L. Nestel | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Wherever he travels, Václav Klaus can be assured a welcome reception from likeminded free marketers.Vaclav Klaus, Libertarian Hero, Has His Wings Clipped by Cato Institute | James Kirchick | December 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Lily Allen explained away the poor sales and ho-hum critical reception to Sheezus by…basically blaming other people.The Biggest Bombs of 2014: ‘Sex Tape,’ Mariah Carey’s Vocals, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and More | Kevin Fallon | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As the Cold War entered its final years, the film enjoyed a warmer reception in Russia.When Countries Lose Their Shit Over American Movies | Asawin Suebsaeng | December 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She actually petted Kate's arm when she met her at a reception last night.
Kind of a reception-room in there—guess I know a reception-room from a hole in the wall.
Naturally, the picture was not perfect, but it well merited the flattering reception which it received.Bastien Lepage | Fr. Crastre
At the close of the reception a band of Philippine musicians played a selection of graceful airs of their native isles.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
A light-colored mulatto boy, in dress coat and bearing a diminutive silver tray for the reception of cards, admitted them.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Mrs. Pontellier, attired in a handsome reception gown, remained in the drawing-room the entire afternoon receiving her visitors.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
British Dictionary definitions for reception
the act of receiving or state of being received
the manner in which something, such as a guest or a new idea, is received: a cold reception
a formal party for guests, such as one after a wedding
an area in an office, hotel, etc, where visitors or guests are received and appointments or reservations dealt with
short for reception room
the quality or fidelity of a received radio or television broadcast: the reception was poor
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
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