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Definition of "receipt" []

  • The act of receiving: We are in receipt of your letter. (noun)
  • The fact of being or having been received: They denied receipt of the shipment. (noun)
  • A quantity or amount received. Often used in the plural: cash receipts. (noun)
  • A written acknowledgment that a specified article, sum of money, or shipment of merchandise has been received. (noun)
  • A recipe. (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.

Use "receipt" in a sentence
  • "The other receipt is as follows: – Take of grated bread, mashed potatoes, grated carrot, chopped suet, currants, and sugar, each a quarter of a pound, two eggs beaten up with a little salt, and a little grated nutmeg and lemon-peel, with a very little powdered cinnamon to flavour it."
  • "Glennda the Beckerhead can say these things because in his back pocket he has the receipt from the loaves and fishes miracle showing Jesus charged a fair market price for the produce and made a tidy little profit, and because those missions the mormons run to age their football players are not about helping the less fortunate but about proselytizing and adding converts."
  • "On any one day, over 1,000,000 people are in receipt of poor-law relief in the United Kingdom."