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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)

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 "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."