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Definition of Receiver


  1. 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. One who takes or receives in any manner.
  3. 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.
  4. One who takes or buys stolen goods from a thief, knowing them to be stolen.
  5. A vessel connected with an alembic, a retort, or the like, for receiving and condensing the product of distillation.
  6. A vessel for receiving and containing gases.
  7. 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.
  8. A vessel for receiving the exhaust steam from the high-pressure cylinder before it enters the low-pressure cylinder, in a compound engine.
  9. A capacious vessel for receiving steam from a distant boiler, and supplying it dry to an engine.
  10. That portion of a telephonic apparatus, or similar system, at which the message is received and made audible; -- opposed to transmitter.

Receiver Quotations

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. - William Blake
The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
William Blake

Every quarterback can throw a ball; every running back can run; every receiver is fast; but that mental toughness that you talk about translates into competitiveness.
Tom Brady

Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
Edmund Burke

Charity bestowed upon those who are worthy of it is like good seed sown on a good soil that yields an abundance of fruits. But alms given to those who are yet under the tyrannical yoke of the passions are like seed deposited in a bad soil. The passions of the receiver of the alms choke, as it were, the growth of merits.

There is no being eloquent for atheism. In that exhausted receiver the mind cannot use its wings, - the clearest proof that it is out of its element.
Augustus Hare
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Receiver Translations

receiver in Italian is destinatario, ascoltatore
receiver in Spanish is oyente, receptor
receiver in Swedish is mottagare, telefonlur
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