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
The Bears certainly could use a dynamic slot receiver and veteran leader.
Rookie Tyreek Hill was dynamic as a rookie last season, leading the wide receivers in receptions with 61 and six touchdowns.
As an NFL wide receiver, he's worn one while playing for the Detroit Lions.
McKnight is Samford's leading returning receiver this season.
One more thing: Thomas will require some balls go to him that last year would have gone to a receiver.
During the Seahawks’ Super Bowl loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX, Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin chose a novel way to send a message to Patriots’ defensive back Darrelle Revis.
The Giants ended their first week of voluntary organized team activities missing two of their biggest stars — wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and defensive end Olivier Vernon.
The most striking detail is the presence of two sets of wing-like sonar receivers that give the sub a futuristic appearance.
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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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