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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)

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 "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."