Meaning of RECEIVER in English



Pronunciation: ri- ' s ē -v ə r

Function: noun

Date: 14th century

: one that receives: as a : TREASURER b (1) : a person appointed to hold in trust and administer property under litigation (2) : a person appointed to settle the affairs of a business involving a public interest or to manage a corporation during reorganization c : one that receives stolen goods : FENCE d : a device for converting signals (as electromagnetic waves) into audio or visual form: as (1) : a device in a telephone for converting electric impulses or varying current into sound (2) : a radio receiver with a tuner and amplifier on one chassis e (1) : CATCHER (2) : a member of the offensive team in football eligible to catch a forward pass

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