Tables set for a wedding reception.
- An example of a reception is a welcoming of a new employee into the work place.
- An example of a reception is a party after a wedding ceremony.
- a receiving or being received
- the manner of this: a friendly reception
- a social function, often formal, for the receiving of guests
- response or reaction, as to something presented
- the manner of receiving, with reference to the relative quality of reproduction: good or poor reception
Origin of receptionMiddle English recepcion from Old French reception from Classical Latin receptio from past participle of recipere: see receive
- a. The act or process of receiving or of being received.b. Football The act or an instance of catching a forward pass.
- A welcome, greeting, or acceptance: a friendly reception.
- A social function, especially one intended to provide a welcome or greeting: a wedding reception.
- Mental approval or acceptance: the reception of a new theory.
- a. Conversion of transmitted electromagnetic signals into perceptible forms, such as sound or light, by means of antennas and electronic equipment.b. The condition or quality of the signals so received.
Origin of receptionMiddle English recepcion from Old French reception from Latin receptiō receptiōn- from receptus past participle of recipere to receive ; see receive .
(countable and uncountable, plural receptions)
- The act of receiving.
- (uncountable, electronics) The act or ability to receive radio or similar signals.
- We have poor TV reception in the valley.
- The new system provides exceptional quality of the reception signal.
- A social engagement, usually to formally welcome someone.
- After the wedding we proceeded to the reception.
- A reaction.
- The ambassador's jokes met a cold reception.
- The desk of a hotel or office where guests are received.
- (UK, education) The school year, or part thereof, between preschool and Year 1, when children are introduced to formal education.
- creep into
From Latin receptiÅ (“the act of receiving; reception"), from recipiÅ (“receive"), from re- (“back") + capiÅ (“I hold").