- 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
See receiver in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- One that receives something: a receiver of many compliments.
- Electronics A device, such as a part of a radio, television set, or telephone, that receives incoming radio signals and converts them to perceptible forms, such as sound or light.
- An official appointed to receive and account for money due.
- Law A person appointed by a court administrator to take into custody the property or funds of others, pending 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. Baseball The catcher.
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