Meaning of RECEIVER in English

RECEIVER

n.1 a person or thing that receives.

2 the part of a machine or instrument that receives sound, signals, etc. (esp. the part of a telephone that contains the earpiece).

3 (in full official receiver) a person appointed by a court to administer the property of a bankrupt or insane person, or property under litigation.

4 a radio or television receiving apparatus.

5 a person who receives stolen goods.

6 Chem. a vessel for collecting the products of distillation, chromatography, etc.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.