Definitions of receive

  1. experience as a reaction; "My proposal met with much opposition" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. of mental or physical states or experiences; "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "undergo a strange sensation"; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. receive a specified treatment (abstract); "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"; "His movie received a good review"; "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. express willingness to have in one's home or environs; "The community warmly received the refugees" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. of perceptual input: receive a signal, receive news, receive a verdict, etc. Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. convert into sounds or pictures, of incoming radio signals Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. accept as true or valid; "He received Christ" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. bid welcome to; greet upon arrival Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. partake of the Eucharist, in a Christian church Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. receive as a retribution or punishment; "He got 5 years in prison" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. have or give a reception; "The lady is receiving Sunday morning" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. convert into sounds or pictures; "receive the incoming radio signals" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. regard favorably or with disapproval; "Her new collection of poems was not well received" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. recieve (perceptual input); "pick up a signal" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. get something; come into possession of; "receive payment"; "receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. To take, as something that is offered, given, committed, sent, paid, or the like; to accept; as, to receive money offered in payment of a debt; to receive a gift, a message, or a letter. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Hence: To gain the knowledge of; to take into the mind by assent to; to give admission to; to accept, as an opinion, notion, etc.; to embrace. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To allow, as a custom, tradition, or the like; to give credence or acceptance to. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To give admittance to; to permit to enter, as into one's house, presence, company, and the like; as, to receive a lodger, visitor, ambassador, messenger, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To admit; to take in; to hold; to contain; to have capacity for; to be able to take in. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To be affected by something; to suffer; to be subjected to; as, to receive pleasure or pain; to receive a wound or a blow; to receive damage. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To take from a thief, as goods known to be stolen. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To bat back (the ball) when served. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To receive visitors; to be at home to receive calls; as, she receives on Tuesdays. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To return, or bat back, the ball when served; as, it is your turn to receive. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To take or accept from another; to get knowledge of; as, to receive news; admit to one's company; entertain; as, to receive guests; to serve as a holder for; as, a channel to receive the overflow; to undergo; as, to receive a shock; to give lodging to, or to harbor; as, to receive stolen goods. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. To obtain or be presented with something; to take what is given or paid; to welcome guests. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. To take what is offered, etc.: to accept: to embrace with the mind: to assent to: to allow: to give acceptance to: to give admittance to: to welcome or entertain: to hold or contain: (law) to take goods knowing them to be stolen: (B.) to bear with, to believe in. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. Receivable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. To get back; take; accept; admit. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. To get; take; accept; admit; hold. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. To take as offered, sent, gained, due, communicated, &c.; to accept; to obtain; to embrace; to allow; to admit; to welcome; to hold; to take stolen goods from a thief. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. To take or obtain from another in any manner; to accept; to take or obtain intellectually; to embrace; to admit; to welcome; to take in or on; in Scrip., to believe. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  35. To acquire or get something. Someone can receive an item such as a letter or a gift or can receive something non-tangible such as a word of encouragement or praise. thelawdictionary.org
  36. r[=e]-s[=e]v', v.t. to take what is offered: to accept: to embrace with the mind: to assent to: to allow: to give acceptance to: to give admittance to: to welcome or entertain: to hold or contain: (law) to take goods knowing them to be stolen: (B.) to bear with, to believe in.--v.i. to be a recipient: to hold a reception of visitors.--n. RECEIVABIL'ITY, RECEIV'ABLENESS, the quality of being receivable.--adj. RECEIV'ABLE, that may be received: a waiting payment, as bills receivable.--ns. RECEIV'EDNESS, the state or quality of being received or current; RECEIV'ER, one who receives: an officer who receives taxes: a person appointed by a court to hold and manage property which is under litigation, or receive the rents of land, &c.: one who receives stolen goods: (chem.) a vessel for receiving and holding the products of distillation, or for containing gases: the glass vessel of an air-pump in which the vacuum is formed: the receiving part of a telegraph, telephone, &c.; RECEIV'ER-GEN'ERAL, an officer who receives the public revenue; RECEIV'ERSHIP, the office of a receiver; RECEIV'ING, the act of receiving; RECEIV'ING-HOUSE, a depôt: a house where letters and parcels are left for transmission; RECEIV'ING-IN'STRUMENT, an appliance by which operators at two telegraph stations can communicate; RECEIV'ING-OFF'ICE, a branch post-office for receipt of letters, &c.; RECEIV'ING-SHIP, a stationary ship for recruits for the navy. [O. Fr. recever (Fr. recevoir)--L. recip[)e]re, receptum--re-, back, cap[)e]re, to take.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  37. Accept delivery of, take (proffered thing) into one\'s hands or possession, (Lord, r. my soul, dying man\'s prayer; r. stolen goods, as thief\'s accomplice; r. person\'s confession, oath, consent to hear; r. a petition, take it to consider; r. the sacrament, eat& drink the bread& wine, also abs. as attend without receiving); bear up against, stand force or weight of, encounter with opposition, (received his body in their hands; arch receives weight of roof; received the sword-point with his shield; prepare to r. cavalry, order to infantry); admit, consent or prove able to hold, provide accommodation for, submit to, serve as receptacle of, (had to r. the visits, attentions, of; r. an impression, stamp, mark, &c., be marked lit. or fig. more or less permanently with it; sensitive paper receives the record of signals; the basin that received his blood; the house received a new guest; hole large enough to r. two men; fitted to r. the knowledge of God; has received our yoke; town receives a French garrison; was received into the Church, admitted to membership); entertain as guest, greet, welcome, give specified reception to, (shall not be received at my house; he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me; you stay here& r. him; how did she r. his offer?; was received with cries of Judas; news was received with horror; Ir. it as certain, as a prophecy, regard it in that light), (abs.) r. company, hold reception; give credit to, accept as true, (an axiom universally received; they r. not our report), whence received a.; acquire, get, come by, be given or provided with, have sent to or conferred or inflicted on one, (have not yet received my dividend; r. a letter, news; a window that has not received a frame; r. the name of John; r. Christ in baptism, have Christian character conferred; pleasant to r. sympathy; deserves more attention than it receives; r. orders to march; received many insults, a thrust, a broken jaw, the contents of his pistol); partake of. Hence receivable a. [old Northern French] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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