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Definitions of reception

  1. a formal party of people; as after a wedding Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of catching a pass in football; "the tight end made a great reception on the 20 yard line" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the manner in which something is greeted; "she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. quality or fidelity of a received broadcast Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (American football) the act of catching a pass in football; "the tight end made a great reception on the 20 yard line" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. The state of being received. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The act or manner of receiving, esp. of receiving visitors; entertainment; hence, an occasion or ceremony of receiving guests; as, a hearty reception; an elaborate reception. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Acceptance, as of an opinion or doctrine. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A retaking; a recovery. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The act of taking that which is offered, etc.; the state of being taken; as, the reception of news; act or manner of welcoming; as, a cool reception; a social occasion for greeting guests; as, a wedding reception; the formal greeting of a person; a taking into membership in an organization; acceptance; as, the reception of new ideas. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Act of receiving: admission: state of being received: a receiving or manner of receiving for entertainment: welcome. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Act of receiving; state of being received. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. The act of receiving, or the state of being received; receipt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A social entertainment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. The act of receiving; the state of being received; the getting of anything sent or communicated; admission; readmission; entertainment; a receiving officially. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Reprisal; the act of retaking one's own goods, chattels, &c., from one wrongfully retaining them. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. The act or the power of receiving; admission of anything sent or communicated; treatment at first coming; entertainment; a receiving officially; admission, as of an opinion or doctrine. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for reception

  1. As he went along it began to seem not impossible that she would be at the reception – Indian Summer by William D. Howells
  2. After a long delay a day was set for its reception – The Little Book of the Flag by Eva March Tappan
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