from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of receiving: We are in receipt of your letter.
- n. The fact of being or having been received: They denied receipt of the shipment.
- n. A quantity or amount received. Often used in the plural: cash receipts.
- n. A written acknowledgment that a specified article, sum of money, or shipment of merchandise has been received.
- n. A recipe.
- transitive v. To mark (a bill) as having been paid.
- transitive v. To give or write a receipt for (money paid or goods or services delivered).
- intransitive v. To give a receipt.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of receiving, or the fact of having been received
- n. The fact of having received a blow, injury etc.
- n. A quantity or amount received; takings
- n. A written acknowledgment that a specified article or sum of money has been received
- n. A recipe, instructions, prescription
- n. A receptacle
- n. A revenue office
- v. To give or write a receipt (for something)
- v. To mark a bill as having been paid
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of receiving; reception.
- n. Reception, as an act of hospitality.
- n. Capability of receiving; capacity.
- n. Place of receiving.
- n. Hence, a recess; a retired place.
- n. A formulary according to the directions of which things are to be taken or combined; a recipe.
- n. A writing acknowledging the taking or receiving of goods delivered; an acknowledgment of money paid.
- n. That which is received; that which comes in, in distinction from what is expended, paid out, sent away, and the like; -- usually in the plural.
- transitive v. To give a receipt for.
- transitive v. To put a receipt on, as by writing or stamping.
- intransitive v. To give a receipt, as for money paid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thing received; that which is received by transfer; the amount or quantity of what is received from other hands: as, the receipts of cotton at a port.
- n. The act or state of receiving by transfer or transmission; a taking of that which is delivered or passed over; a getting or obtaining: as, the receipt of money or of a letter; he is in the receipt of a good income.
- n. A written acknowledgment of having received something specified, with date, source, signature, and such other particulars as the case requires.
- n. A formula or prescription for the making of something, or the production of some effect; a statement of that which is to be taken or done for some purpose: distinguished from recipe by the common restriction of that word to medical or related uses: as, a receipt for a pudding; a receipt for gaining popularity.
- n. Reception; admittance; a granting of entrance or admission.
- n. A. place for the reception of persons or things; a place where anything is received or taken in; a station or a receptacle for lodgment.
- n. Power of receiving or taking in; extent of accommodation; fitness for holding or containing.
- n. Synonyms Recipe, etc. See reception.
- To receive; harbor.
- To give a receipt for; acknowledge in writing the payment of: as, to receipt a bill (usually by writing upon the bill “Received payment” and the creditor's signature).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. mark or stamp as paid
- n. the act of receiving
- v. report the receipt of
- n. an acknowledgment (usually tangible) that payment has been made
Middle English receite, from Old North French, from Medieval Latin recepta, medical prescription, money received, from Latin, feminine past participle of recipere, to receive; see receive.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Recorded since c.1386 as "statement of ingredients in a potion or medicine," from Anglo-Norman or Old Northern French receite "receipt, recipe" (1304), altered (by influence of receit "he receives," from Vulgar Latin *recipit) from Old French recete, from Old French receptus, past participle of recipere, itself from re- 'back' + cipere (an alteration of capere 'to take') (Wiktionary)