Simple Definition of receiver
: the part of a telephone that you pick up and hold near your face when you are making or receiving a phone call
: radio or television equipment that changes signals into sound and pictures
American football : a player who catches passes thrown by the quarterback
Full Definition of receiver
: 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
Examples of receiver
She angrily slammed down the phone's receiver.
First Known Use of receiver
RECEIVER Defined for Kids
Definition of receiver
1 : a device for changing electricity or radio waves into light or sound <a radio receiver>
2 : a football player who catches passes thrown toward the opponent's goal
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