Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Capable of or qualified for receiving.
  • adjective Ready or willing to receive favorably.
  • adjective Linguistics Of or relating to the skills of listening and reading.
  • adjective Receiving or ready to receive penetration in sexual intercourse.
  • adjective Receiving or ready to receive male gametes or nuclei during sexual reproduction.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the quality of or capacity for receiving, admitting, or taking in; able to hold or contain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having the quality of receiving; able or inclined to take in, absorb, hold, or contain; receiving or containing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective capable of receiving something
  • adjective ready to receive new ideas or concepts

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective open to arguments, ideas, or change
  • adjective ready or willing to receive favorably
  • adjective of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system
  • adjective able to absorb liquid (not repellent)

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Examples

  • The gods send this clue in the Situation::: I'm trying to help people and they ruin my delivery to ensure the number of people who are receptive is minimized.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • The gods send this clue in the Situation::: I'm trying to help people and they ruin my delivery to ensure the number of people who are receptive is minimized.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • The gods send this clue in the Situation::: I'm trying to help people and they ruin my delivery to ensure the number of people who are receptive is minimized.

    Letter Two

  • The gods send this clue in the Situation::: I'm trying to help people and they ruin my delivery to ensure the number of people who are receptive is minimized.

    Why Does It Have to Require So Much Thought? | Her Bad Mother

  • The gods send this clue in the Situation::: I'm trying to help people and they ruin my delivery to ensure the number of people who are receptive is minimized.

    Saturday morning rant (story v language)

  • The gods send this clue in the Situation::: I'm trying to help people and they ruin my delivery to ensure the number of people who are receptive is minimized.

    Only The English are British

  • Of course we should remain receptive to any genuine compromise which may be offered by the Soviet Union, but it would be folly for us not to recognize that the present divisions in the world which result primarily from Soviet Russian policies, will continue for some time to come.

    The United Nations Today and Tomorrow

  • If the formal impulsion becomes receptive, that is, if thought anticipates sensation, and the person substitutes itself in the place of the world, it loses as a subject and autonomous force what it gains as object, because immutability implies change, and that to manifest itself also absolute reality requires limits.

    >Letters upon the Aesthetic Education of Man. Letter XIII.

  • Clovis was not in what could be called a receptive mood; the younger generation of Eggelby, depicted in the glowing improbable colours of parent impressionism, aroused in him no enthusiasm.

    Beasts and Super-Beasts

  • There are two very marked types of intellect to be observed amongst men, which we may call the receptive and the creative.

    The Preacher and His Models The Yale Lectures on Preaching 1891

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