Receiver - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈsiːvər|  American pronunciation of the word receiver
Brit.  |rɪˈsiːvə|  British pronunciation of the word receiver


- set that receives radio or tv signals
- (law) a person (usually appointed by a court of law) who liquidates assets or preserves them for the benefit of affected parties (syn: liquidator)
- earphone that converts electrical signals into sounds
- a person who receives something (syn: recipient)
- the tennis player who receives the serve
- a football player who catches (or is supposed to catch) a forward pass


She angrily slammed down the phone's receiver.

She picked up the receiver and dialled his number.

The business is in the hands of the receivers.

Не picks up the receiver of a nearby phone

The quarterback threw a bullet to the receiver.

The quarterback overthrew his receiver.

a receiver that amplified the television signal

The quarterback threw a tight spiral to the receiver.

He dropped the receiver into its cradle.

A bankrupt must deliver up all his books to the official receiver.

She slammed down the receiver.

The property vests in the official receiver.

She replaced the receiver on the cradle.

...I got this CD as a freebie for buying a receiver....

You must take the receiver off the hook before you dial

Word forms

singular: receiver
plural: receivers
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