Definition of "receptacle" []

  • A container that holds items or matter. (noun)
  • Botany The expanded tip of a flower stalk or axis that bears the floral organs or the group of flowers in a head. (noun)
  • Electronics A fitting connected to a power supply and equipped to receive a plug. (noun)
  • An object that holds something; container (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The enlarged or modified tip of the flower stalk that bears the parts of the flower (noun)
  • The shortened flattened stem bearing the florets of the capitulum of composite flowers such as the daisy (noun)
  • The part of lower plants that bears the reproductive organs or spores (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "receptacle" in a sentence
  • "This stylish trash receptacle is imported from Japan and is an incredibly detailed replica of R2-D2."
  • "So the "handy bio-receptacle" is similar to however the Master has been getting new bodies, and perhaps serving a similar function to the looms (but with humans involved)."
  • "Carrying 1 block, walk out two segments and drop off the block in receptacle IV."