Definition of recipient
: one that receives : receiver
Recent Examples of recipient from the Web
Santora says the man called her back a few minutes later, saying the text’s intended recipient only wanted one set of the tickets.
A well-off family in Austen could provide a daughter with some capital, attracting the notice of a potential husband just the way a seven-figure advance assures its recipient of media attention.
Where Griffith and Kregel agree is that the work requirements the Trump administration wants to impose on some SSDI recipients will be hard for rural areas such as southwestern Virginia to accommodate without federal support.
Free nutrition education and breastfeeding peer counseling are available to WIC recipients.
Both dealerships are recipients of the 2017 Mazda Gold Cup award for customer satisfaction, maintaining a quality dealership image and ongoing sales and service staff training requirements.
The top recipient, with nearly $224,000 in donations from the industry, was the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Past recipients include former president Bill Clinton and several U.S. senators, but also military and defense officials, such as Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, retired Navy Adm. Dennis C. Blair and former defense secretary Ashton B. Carter.
In the early morning of May 3, someone started a fire in the auditorium at Horace Mann, whose illustrious graduates include a Nobel Prize recipient and a Heisman Trophy winner.
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Origin and Etymology of recipient
Latin recipient-, recipiens, present participle of recipere
First Known Use: 1558
RECIPIENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of recipient for English Language Learners
: a person who receives something
RECIPIENT Defined for Kids
Definition of recipient for Students
: someone who receives something
Medical Definition of recipient
: an individual who receives biological material (as blood or an organ) from a donor
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