Definitions of receiver

  1. set that receives radio or tv signals
  2. earphone that converts electrical signals into sounds
  3. ( law) a person ( usually appointed by a court of law) who liquidates assets or preserves them for the benefit of affected parties
  4. In portable breech- loading firearms, the steel frame screwed to the breech end of the barrel, which receives the bolt or block, gives means of securing for firing, facilitates loading, and holds the ejector, cut- off, etc.
  5. One who takes or receives in any manner.
  6. A person appointed, ordinarily by a court, to receive, and hold in trust, money or other property which is the subject of litigation, pending the suit; a person appointed to take charge of the estate and effects of a corporation, and to do other acts necessary to winding up its affairs, in certain cases.
  7. One who takes or buys stolen goods from a thief, knowing them to be stolen.
  8. A vessel connected with an alembic, a retort, or the like, for receiving and condensing the product of distillation.
  9. A vessel for receiving and containing gases.
  10. The glass vessel in which the vacuum is produced, and the objects of experiment are put, in experiments with an air pump. Cf. Bell jar, and see Illust. of Air pump.
  11. A vessel for receiving the exhaust steam from the high- pressure cylinder before it enters the low- pressure cylinder, in a compound engine.
  12. That portion of a telephonic apparatus, or similar system, at which the message is received and made audible; - opposed to transmitter.
  13. One who, or that which, takes or obtains; the part of a telephone which takes the sound from the wire and imparts it to the ear; a person appointed by a court to manage property which is the subject of a lawsuit, or is owned by a bankrupt person or firm.
  14. One who receives: ( chem.) a vessel for receiving and condensing in distillation, or for containing gases: the glass vessel of an air- pump in which the vacuum is formed.
  15. One who receives; vessel to receive gases, & c.
  16. One or that which receives; ( 1) a bell shaped glass, as for holding gas; ( 2) one who has official charge of property, etc., under the orders of a court; ( 3) elec.) in telephone and telegraph systems, etc., a device for receiving a message; opposed to transmitter.
  17. One who receives in any sense; a recipient; a vessel for receiving and condensing the product of distillation; a vessel for receiving and containing gases; a vessel employed on the plate of the air- pump for producing a vacuum.
  18. One who or that which receives; an officer appointed to receive the public money, or to hold money in trust; in chem., a vessel or receptacle for receiving any product; the glass vessel of an air- pump; on who co- operates with a thief by taking possession for disposal of the goods which he steals.