Definition of receiver
: one that receives: such asa : treasurerb (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 reorganizationc : one that receives stolen goods : fenced : a device for converting signals (such as electromagnetic waves) into audio or visual form: such 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 chassise (1) : catcher (2) : a member of the offensive team in football eligible to catch a forward pass
Examples of receiver in a Sentence
She angrily slammed down the phone's receiver.
Recent Examples of receiver from the Web
Hardy was a standout receiver for the Hoosiers from 2005-07.
Police used to set up shop on Highway 169 on the eve of camp to catch Vikings players speeding through the sleepy town of St. Peter to try and make the check-in time, including receiver Koren Robinson being clocked at 120 mph in 2006.
Meanwhile, on Monday morning, receiver Dez Bryant took to Twitter to say Elliott could have been defending himself.
With multiple Division I scholarship offers on the table, tight end/wide receiver Charles Robinson again should be a force for the Warriors.
Because his team offers little pass protection and a lack of talented receivers, the strong-armed Glennon is useless to the Hokies and was left sitting Saturday.
With 25 receptions for 385 yards and three touchdowns, senior Tommy Coyne is the Redhawks' leading returning receiver.
Following a wide receiver in the NFL (Eric) and a moderately successful pop-country singer (Jessie), the show is sort of like Newlyweds, except there is no drama whatsoever.
The incoming senior wide receiver for Rich Central was participating at Northern Illinois' Junior Day with many other local prospects.
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First Known Use of receiver
RECEIVER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of receiver for English Language Learners
: 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
RECEIVER Defined for Kids
Definition of receiver for Students
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
Legal Definition of receiver
1 : an officer charged with receiving tax payments or returns and other related duties (as the maintenance of tax rolls)
2 : a person appointed by the court to hold in trust and administer property in litigation; especially : one appointed to administer, conserve, rehabilitate, or liquidate the assets of an insolvent corporation for the protection or relief of creditors — compare conservator, liquidator
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