Meaning of RECEIVER in English

/ rɪˈsiːvə(r); NAmE / noun


the part of a telephone that you hold close to your mouth and ear :

to pick up / lift / put down / replace the receiver

—compare handset


a piece of radio or television equipment that changes broadcast signals into sound or pictures :

a satellite receiver

—compare transmitter


(also ofˌficial reˈceiver ) ( law ) a person who is chosen by a court to be in charge of a company that is bankrupt :

to call in the receivers


a person who receives sth :

Molly's more of a giver than a receiver.


a person who buys or accepts stolen goods, knowing that they have been stolen


( in American football ) a player who plays in a position in which the ball can be caught when it is being passed forward

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.