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Definition of "receiver" []

  • One that receives something: a receiver of many compliments. (noun)
  • Electronics A device, such as a part of a radio, television set, or telephone, that receives incoming radio signals and converts them to perceptible forms, such as sound or light. (noun)
  • An official appointed to receive and account for money due. (noun)
  • Law A person appointed by a court administrator to take into custody the property or funds of others, pending litigation. (noun)
  • A person who knowingly buys or receives stolen goods. (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 "receiver" in a sentence
  • "A type of receiver has come into wide use as a result, which is commonly called the _direct-current receiver_, deriving its name from the fact that it employs the direct current that is flowing in the common-battery line to magnetize the receiver cores."
  • "In order that they may have both of their hands free to set up and take down the connections and to perform all of the switching operations required, a special form of receiver is employed for this purpose, which is worn as a part of a head-gear and is commonly termed a _head receiver_."
  • "Needs to use his hands with more force in attempts to press and jam before the receiver is able to get into the route ..."