- Receipt is defined as to accept something given to you or is a record of money being received.
- 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.
A woman holds a grocery receipt.
receipt definition by Webster's New World
- Old-fashioned recipe
- a receiving or being received
- a written acknowledgment that something, as goods, money, etc., has been received
- the thing or amount received, as money taken in by a business
Origin: altered (infl. by L) ; from Middle English receite ; from Anglo-French for Old French recete ; from Midieval Latin recepta ; from Classical Latin feminine of receptus, past participle of recipere: see receive
- to mark (a bill) paid
- ☆ to write a receipt for (goods, etc.)
receipt definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
- A quantity or amount received. Often used in the plural: cash receipts.
- A written acknowledgment that a specified article, sum of money, or shipment of merchandise has been received.
- A recipe.
- To mark (a bill) as having been paid.
- To give or write a receipt for (money paid or goods or services delivered).
Origin: Middle 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.