- The definition of a receptionist is a person who works at an office who greets visitors, answers the phones, routes calls and takes messages.
A person in an office who sits at the front desk of a law office, greets clients, answers phones and connects phone calls to the lawyers and other legal staff is an example of a receptionist.
A receptionist greets a businesswoman.
receptionist definition by Webster's New World
receptionist definition by American Heritage Dictionary