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Meaning of RECEIVER

Pronunciation:  ri'seevur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  set that receives radio or tv signals
  2. [n]  earphone that converts electrical signals into sounds
  3. [n]  a person who gets something
  4. [n]  a person (usually appointed by a court of law) who liquidates assets or preserves them for the benefit of affected parties
  5. [n]  a football player who catches (or is supposed to catch) a forward pass

RECEIVER is a 8 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: liquidator, pass catcher, pass receiver, receiving system, recipient, telephone receiver
 See Also: acquirer, addressee, aerial, annuitant, antenna, assignee, beneficiary, boob tube, borrower, conferee, consignee, dependant, dependent, direction finder, donee, earphone, earpiece, fiduciary, football player, footballer, goggle box, grantee, headphone, headset, heir, heritor, honoree, host, idiot box, inheritor, mandatary, mandatory, payee, phone, protege, radio, radio chassis, radio receiver, radio set, receiving set, satellite receiver, sendee, set, telephone, telephone set, television, television receiver, television set, telly, transferee, transmitting aerial, tuner, tv, tv set, warrantee, wireless



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re*ceiv"er\, n. (Firearms)
    In portable breech-loading firearms, the steel frame screwed
    to the breech end of the barrel, which receives the bolt or
    block, gives means of securing for firing, facilitates
    loading, and holds the ejector, cut-off, etc.
  2. \Re*ceiv"er\, n. [Cf. F. receveur.]
    1. One who takes or receives in any manner.
    2. (Law) A person appointed, ordinarily by a court, to
       receive, and hold in trust, money or other property which
       is the subject of litigation, pending the suit; a person
       appointed to take charge of the estate and effects of a
       corporation, and to do other acts necessary to winding up
       its affairs, in certain cases. --Bouvier.
    3. One who takes or buys stolen goods from a thief, knowing
       them to be stolen. --Blackstone.
    4. (Chem.)
       (a) A vessel connected with an alembic, a retort, or the
           like, for receiving and condensing the product of
       (b) A vessel for receiving and containing gases.
    5. (Pneumatics) The glass vessel in which the vacuum is
       produced, and the objects of experiment are put, in
       experiments with an air pump. Cf. {Bell jar}, and see
       Illust. of {Air pump}.
    6. (Steam Engine)
       (a) A vessel for receiving the exhaust steam from the
           high-pressure cylinder before it enters the
           low-pressure cylinder, in a compound engine.
       (b) A capacious vessel for receiving steam from a distant
           boiler, and supplying it dry to an engine.
    7. That portion of a telephonic apparatus, or similar system,
       at which the message is received and made audible; --
       opposed to transmitter.
    {Exhausted receiver} (Physics), a receiver, as that used with
       the air pump, from which the air has been withdrawn; a
       vessel the interior of which is a more or less complete