re ‧ ceipt S2 /rɪˈsiːt/ BrE AmE noun
[ Word Family: noun : ↑ receipt , receipts, ↑ receiver , ↑ reception , ↑ receivership , ↑ receiving , ↑ receptionist , ↑ receptor ; adjective : ↑ receptive ≠ UNRECEPTIVE , ↑ received ; verb : ↑ receive ]
[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Old North French ; Origin: receite , from Medieval Latin recepta , from Latin recipere ; ⇨ ↑ receive ]
1 . [countable] a piece of paper that you are given which shows that you have paid for something:
Keep your receipt in case you want to bring it back.
Make sure you get receipts for everything.
Can you give me a receipt?
2 . [uncountable] formal when someone receives something
the closing date for receipt of applications
on/upon receipt of something
The booking will be made on receipt of a deposit.
be in receipt of something (=to have received something)
3 . receipts [plural] technical the money that a business, bank, or government receives:
total revenue receipts of $18.4 million