Recipient meaning

rĭ-sĭpē-ənt
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One who receives. The person to whom an email message is sent is the recipient.
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A person or thing that receives.
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One who receives blood, tissue, or an organ from a donor.
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Functioning as a receiver; receptive.
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Functioning as a receiver; receptive.
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One that receives or is given something.

Recipients of the award.

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Receiving, or ready or able to receive.
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The definition of a recipient is a person or thing who receives something.

An example of a recipient is someone who gets a surprise present in the mail.

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One who receives, such as one who receives money or goods.
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(medicine) An individual receiving donor organs or tissues.
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(chemistry) The portion of an alembic or other still in which the distilled liquid is collected.
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One who receives blood, tissue, or an organ from a donor.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
recipient
Plural:
recipients

Origin of recipient

  • Latin recipiēns recipient- present participle of recipere to receive receive

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin stem of recipiens, present participle of recipere (“to receive")

    From Wiktionary