Meaning of RECEPTION in English


n.1 the act or an instance of receiving or the process of being received, esp. of a person into a place or group.

2 the manner in which a person or thing is received (got a cool reception).

3 a social occasion for receiving guests, esp. after a wedding.

4 a formal or ceremonious welcome.

5 a place where guests or clients etc. report on arrival at a hotel, office, etc.

6 a the receiving of broadcast signals. b the quality of this (we have excellent reception).

Phrases and idioms:

reception order an order authorizing the entry of a patient into a mental hospital. reception room a room available or suitable for receiving company or visitors.

Etymology: ME f. OF reception or L receptio (as RECEIVE)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.