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receiver

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noun re·ceiv·er \ri-ˈsē-vər\

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

  1. :  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

  1. She angrily slammed down the phone's receiver.



14th Century

First Known Use of receiver

14th century


RECEIVER Defined for Kids

receiver

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noun re·ceiv·er \ri-ˈsē-vər\

Definition of receiver

  1. 1 :  a device for changing electricity or radio waves into light or sound <a radio receiver>

  2. 2 :  a football player who catches passes thrown toward the opponent's goal





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