receiver definition by Webster's New World
- 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
receiver definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
receiver - Business Definition
receiver - Computer Definition
Also known as a sink, a receiver is a target device, or destination device, that receives an information transfer originated by a transmitter. Receivers include telephones, facsimile machines, data terminals, host computers, and video monitors. See also transceiver and transmitter.
(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 - Investment & Finance Definition
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.
receiver - Science Definition