Receiver meaning

rĭ-sē'vər
One that receives something.

A receiver of many compliments.

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A person who knowingly buys or receives stolen goods.
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(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.
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A person appointed by a court to receive and responsibly administer funds or property connected with ongoing litigation.
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A receptacle intended for a specific purpose.
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A person who receives.
  • One who officially receives money for others; collector or treasurer.
  • One who knowingly receives stolen goods for gain or concealment; fence.
  • An offensive player designated to receive a forward pass; esp., a player, other than a running back, who is ordinarily eligible to receive a forward pass, as a wide receiver or tight end.
  • One appointed by a court to administer or hold in trust property in bankruptcy or in a lawsuit.
  • The player receiving the service.
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A thing that receives.
  • 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.
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A device, as in a radio or telephone, that converts incoming radio, microwave, or electrical signals to a form, such as sound or light, that can be perceived by humans.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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A device, such as a part of a radio, television set, or telephone, that converts incoming electromagnetic signals into sound, light, or electrical signals.
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Origin of receiver