- n. The place in public and company buildings where a receptionist presides, typically located in the front entrance of a building just inside the door. At a reception desk you may ask how to gain access to different parts of the building.
- n. a counter (as in a hotel) where guests are received
“He flew past the reception desk where Monsieur Trottoir only had a chance to inhale before asking, “Checking in?””
“The journey was quite short, but it took me almost as long again to find Intramind Imaging (Manchester) Ltd which, although in a back street, proved to be a much bigger outfit than I'd pictured; I shed the tracksuit top and the Liverpool accent and approached the reception desk in suit, tie and business aura.”
“After I took them back home I drove to Iberia General and asked at the reception desk for the room number of Sonny Bilotti.”
“Standing behind the reception desk there was a smiling, red-cheeked woman and a pleasant, plump man who made Lisa think of her mother and father back home on Cannon Avenue.”
“The spot it had occupied was now empty, the reception desk unmanned and forgotten, the ofï¬ces behind like small, airless tombs.”
“She picked up the clipboard they kept on the reception desk and scanned the list of sign-ins and outs.”
“Tuch strolled past the large reception desk where two receptionists wearing headsets were busily answering phones.”
“Joan and Nilly ran down all the flights, past the pictures of the Trottoir family, past the armchairs in the lobby, past the reception desk where Monsieur Trottoir just managed to ask, “Checking out?” before they were out the revolving door, onto the cobblestones in front of the building.”
“As Emma was wheeled away, clutching her daisies, he went to the reception desk to speak with Irma Hasselrich.”
“These were the same two blond boys who, attired in tightly buttoned blazers, had stood behind the reception desk of the house in Berkeley Square.”
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