Meaning of RECEIPT in English

I. rə̇ˈsēt, rēˈ-, usu -sēd.+V noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English receite, from Old North French, from Medieval Latin recepta (singular), probably from Latin recepta, neuter plural of receptus, past participle of recipere to receive, take


a. : recipe

a very special kind of mince pie she had been trying a new receipt on — Esther Forbes

a perfect man, as the baronet trusted to make this one son of his, after a receipt of his own — George Meredith

b. : something that serves as a cure or remedy

the newest receipt for avoiding calumny — R.B.Sheridan


a. obsolete : a place for receiving or storing something : receptacle

b. : a place at which money is officially received : a revenue office especially formerly in England

a man … sitting at the receipt of custom — Mt 9:9 (Authorized Version)

3. : the act or process of receiving

in receipt of a salary which he had earned — O.S.J.Gogarty

ports equipped for the receipt of large vessels — L.D.Stamp

4. : something (as food, goods, money) that is received — usually used in plural

ranks about tenth in the United States in volume of fresh fruit and vegetable receipts — Calif. Agric. Bulletin

improve the harbor to accommodate larger raw material receipts — Steel Facts

took the day's receipts to the bank's night depository — J.C.Furnas

5. : a writing acknowledging the taking or receiving of goods or money delivered or paid

could offer only poor paper money or receipts to pay for it — F.V.W.Mason

paid the bill in cash and was given a receipt

II. verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

transitive verb

1. : to give a receipt for or acknowledge the receipt of

the radio officer receipted the message and took a copy of it up to the bridge — R.F.Mirvish

2. : to mark paid

had paid by check, and the receipted bill had been returned to him on the following day — F.W.Crofts

intransitive verb

: to give a receipt — used with for

an officer of the receiving side would receipt for each lot — Newsweek

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