American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Functioning as a receiver; receptive.
- n. One that receives or is receptive.
- n. One who receives blood, tissue, or an organ from a donor.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Receiving; receptive; acting or serving as a receiver; capable of receiving or taking in.
- n. A receiver or taker; especially, one who receives or accepts something given or communicated; a taker of that which is offered or bestowed: as, recipients of charity or of public education; the recipients of the eucharist.
- n. That which receives; formerly, the receiver in an apparatus or instrument.
- n. One who receives, such as one who receives money or goods.
- n. medicine An individual receiving donor organs or tissues.
- n. chemistry The portion of an alembic or other still in which the distilled liquid is collected.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A receiver; the person or thing that receives; one to whom, or that to which, anything is given or communicated; specifically, the receiver of a still.
- adj. Receiving; receptive.
- n. a person who receives something
- n. the semantic role of the animate entity that is passively involved in the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
- From Latin stem of recipiens, present participle of recipere ("to receive") (Wiktionary)
- Latin recipiēns, recipient-, present participle of recipere, to receive; see receive. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Behind the smile on the face of the recipient is the brain thinking "Its true, Americans ARE clueless, what a dope.”
“This morning, the 'fearless reporter' who is of course John Humphries, visited a London Hospital, which he described as the recipient of many millions of the cash donated by the taxpayer to the N.H.S., courtesy of the Labour Government.”
“Could a Hawaii "gambler" claim their expense instead as a gift, if the recipient is governmental or a non-profit?”
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“If someone slaps another, the recipient is often motivated to respond with greater force.”
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“EVERY entitlement program has a section entitled "Qualifications" that details how a recipient is to qualify for the program.”
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“Simply claiming to be a Medal of Honor recipient is one thing.”
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