Reception - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈsepʃn|  American pronunciation of the word reception
Brit.  |rɪˈsɛpʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word reception


- the manner in which something is greeted(syn: response)

she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors

- a formal party of people; as after a wedding
- quality or fidelity of a received broadcast
- the act of receiving (syn: receipt)
- (American football) the act of catching a pass in football

the tight end made a great reception on the 20 yard line


The school held a reception for the new students and their families.

He decided to run for a seat on the school committee only a year after his reception into the community.

Her job is to deal with the reception of donations.

They gave us a warm reception.

We met at the reception.

Reception of TV programmes is unsatisfactory in my district.

Leave your key at reception.

The house has four receptions, nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms.

She was unsure of her reception after everything that had happened.

The delegates gave him a warm reception.

His ideas met with a hostile reception.

He got a great reception from the crowd.

The plans received a mixed reception from unions (=some people liked it, others did not).

Please leave your key at the reception desk.

I asked the man at reception.

Word forms

singular: reception
plural: receptions
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