- a person who receives; specif.,
- one who officially receives money for others; collector or treasurer
- one who knowingly receives stolen goods for gain or concealment; fence
- Law one appointed by a court to administer or hold in trust property in bankruptcy or in a lawsuit
- Sports the player or team receiving or designated to receive the ball, service, etc.; esp., a football player designated to receive a forward pass
- a thing that receives; specif.,
- a receptacle; esp., a chemical receptacle connected with a retort, tube, etc., into which a distilled product passes
- an apparatus or device that converts incoming electromagnetic waves or electrical signals into audible or visual signals, as a radio or television receiving set, or that part of a telephone which is held to the ear
- One that receives something: a receiver of many compliments.
- A device, such as a part of a radio, television set, or telephone, that converts incoming electromagnetic signals into sound, light, or electrical signals.
- A person appointed by a court to receive and responsibly administer funds or property connected with ongoing litigation.
- A person who knowingly buys or receives stolen goods.
- A receptacle intended for a specific purpose.
- a. Football A member of the offensive team eligible to catch a forward pass.b. Sports A player who receives a pass.c. Baseball The catcher.
- A person who or thing that receives or is intended to receive something.
- A trustee appointed to hold and administer property involved in litigation.
- A person appointed to settle the affairs of an insolvent entity.
- A person who accepts stolen goods.
- Any of several electronic devices that receive signals and convert them into sound or vision.
- (American football) An offensive player who catches the ball after it has been passed.
- (tennis) A person who attempts to return the ball after it has been served.
- An element of a mechanical or other system or device designed to accept another element.
- (firearms) The part of a firearm containing the action.
- A vessel for receiving the exhaust steam from the high-pressure cylinder before it enters the low-pressure cylinder, in a compound steam engine.
- A capacious vessel for receiving steam from a distant boiler, and supplying it dry to an engine.
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receiver - Computer Definition
(1) A device that accepts signals. Contrast with "transmitter," which sends signals. The term is used generically to refer to "the side being sent to." For example, "by the time the signal gets to the receiver..." refers to whichever hardware device is at the other end of the communication.
receiver - Legal Definition
- A disinterested party chosen by a corporation or by a court to collect and protect property that is the subject of diverse claims. A receiver is often appointed in proceedings concerning insolvency.
- In criminal law, a receiver is one who accepts or obtains possession of goods that are known to be stolen, and as such is in turn a violator of the law. See also liquidate and fence.