Definitions of reception

  1. a formal party of people; as after a wedding
  2. the act of catching a pass in football; " the tight end made a great reception on the 20 yard line"
  3. the manner in which something is greeted; " she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors"
  4. quality or fidelity of a received broadcast
  5. ( American football) the act of catching a pass in football; " the tight end made a great reception on the 20 yard line"
  6. The state of being received.
  7. The act or manner of receiving, esp. of receiving visitors; entertainment; hence, an occasion or ceremony of receiving guests; as, a hearty reception; an elaborate reception.
  8. Acceptance, as of an opinion or doctrine.
  9. A retaking; a recovery.
  10. The act of taking that which is offered, etc.; the state of being taken; as, the reception of news; act or manner of welcoming; as, a cool reception; a social occasion for greeting guests; as, a wedding reception; the formal greeting of a person; a taking into membership in an organization; acceptance; as, the reception of new ideas.
  11. Act of receiving: admission: state of being received: a receiving or manner of receiving for entertainment: welcome.
  12. Act of receiving; state of being received.
  13. The act of receiving, or the state of being received; receipt.
  14. A social entertainment.
  15. The act of receiving; the state of being received; the getting of anything sent or communicated; admission; readmission; entertainment; a receiving officially.
  16. Reprisal; the act of retaking one's own goods, chattels, & c., from one wrongfully retaining them.
  17. The act or the power of receiving; admission of anything sent or communicated; treatment at first coming; entertainment; a receiving officially; admission, as of an opinion or doctrine.
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