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
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.
Perkins, rated a three-star cornerback by 247sports, also plays wide receiver and on special teams.
Matt Stone, The Courier-Journal LEXINGTON, Ky. --- Wide receiver Akeem Hayes is switching sides in the rivalry.
Oh, well, wide receivers are supposed to come in and get it.’
A finalist for the Otis Taylor Award that goes to the Kansas City area’s top wide receiver last year, Snider has signed to play this fall with Baker University.
But the concern here is that the Chargers originally hoped Williams would be back in a week and on Tuesday announced the receiver would be out until at least training camp.
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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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