Definition of "reception" []

  • The act or process of receiving or of being received. (noun)
  • Football The act or an instance of catching a forward pass. (noun)
  • A welcome, greeting, or acceptance: a friendly reception. (noun)
  • A social function, especially one intended to provide a welcome or greeting: a wedding reception. (noun)
  • Mental approval or acceptance: the reception of a new theory. (noun)
  • The act of receiving or state of being received (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 manner in which something, such as a guest or a new idea, is received (noun)
  • A formal party for guests, such as one after a wedding (noun)
  • An area in an office, hotel, etc, where visitors or guests are received and appointments or reservations dealt with (noun)
  • The quality or fidelity of a received radio or television broadcast (noun)
  • The first class in an infant school (noun)
  • A class in a school designed to receive new immigrants, esp those whose knowledge of English is poor (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "reception" in a sentence
  • "We're not exactly doing a "hunting" theme, BUT we're going elk hunting a few weeks before the wedding, the reception is at the local Elks Lodge, we'll have an elk on the invites, and the best part?"
  • "The place for the reception is a rather nice restaurant overlooking the Domain (big grasslands) and opposite the Art Gallery (1870s columned overblown creation)."
  • "This is how you do justice to the word reception, which means the act of receiving."