A receptionist greets a businesswoman.
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.
(countable and uncountable, plural receptionists)
Recorded since 1901, derived from reception (itself from Latin receptiÅ (“the act of receiving; reception"), from receptus, the perfect passive participle of recipiÅ (“receive")) + -ist.
- It's easy now to look at the old episdoes and realize that Lt. Uhura was a glorified receptionist, but at the time, with her Bantu name, her African hair and her long legs, elegantly displayed, she was a revolutionary.
- I'll tell my receptionist to make you an appointment for next week.
- The receptionist said he was out on a call so she left a message for him to call her when he got back.
- Saundra, the clinic receptionist, volunteered her husband.
- With the exception of Lori, a childhood playmate; Katie, the groom's sister; and Saundra, the receptionist at the groom's veterinary clinic – and of course, Carmen, the bride; everyone in attendance was a member of the Reynolds family.