A woman holds a grocery receipt.
- An example of receipt is when someone hands you a box of chocolates and you take it.
- An example of receipt is a paper you get at the supermarket listing your groceries and what you paid for them.
- Old-fashioned recipe
- a receiving or being received
- a written acknowledgment that something, as goods, money, etc., has been received
- [pl.] the thing or amount received, as money taken in by a business
Origin of receiptaltered (infl. by L) from Middle English receite from Anglo-Fr, for Old French recete from Medieval Latin recepta from L, feminine of receptus, past participle of recipere: see receive
- to mark (a bill) paid
- to write a receipt for (goods, etc.)
- a. The act of receiving: We are in receipt of your letter.b. The fact of being or having been received: They denied receipt of the shipment.
- often receipts A quantity or amount received: cash receipts.
- A written acknowledgment that a specified article, sum of money, or shipment of merchandise has been received.
- A recipe.
verbre·ceipt·ed, re·ceipt·ing, re·ceipts
- To mark (a bill) as having been paid.
- To give or write a receipt for (money paid or goods or services delivered).
Origin of receiptMiddle English receite from Old North French from Medieval Latin recepta medical prescription, money received from Latin feminine past participle of recipere to receive ; see receive .
- The act of receiving, or the fact of having been received.
- (in the plural) A quantity or amount received; takings
- This weekend's receipts alone cover our costs to mount the production!
- A written acknowledgment that a specified article or sum of money has been received
- A recipe, instructions, prescription.
(third-person singular simple present receipts, present participle receipting, simple past and past participle receipted)
Recorded since c.1386 as "statement of ingredients in a potion or medicine," from Anglo-Norman or Old Northern French receite "receipt, recipe" (1304), altered (by influence of receit "he receives," from Vulgar Latin *recipit) from Old French recete, from Old French receptus, past participle of recipere, itself from re- 'back' + cipere (an alteration of capere 'to take')