[syn: reception, receipt]
5. (American football) the act of catching a pass in football;
- Example: "the tight end made a great reception on the 20 yard line"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Reception \Re*cep"tion\ (r[-e]*s[e^]p"sh[u^]n), n. [F.
r['e]ception, L. receptio, fr. recipere, receptum. See
1. The act of receiving; receipt; admission; as, the
reception of food into the stomach; the reception of a
letter; the reception of sensation or ideas; reception of
2. The state of being received.
3. The act or manner of receiving, especially of receiving
visitors; entertainment; hence, an occasion or ceremony of
receiving guests; as, a hearty reception; an elaborate
What reception a poem may find. --Goldsmith.
4. Acceptance, as of an opinion or doctrine.
Philosophers who have quitted the popular doctrines
of their countries have fallen into as extravagant
opinions as even common reception countenanced.
5. A retaking; a recovery. [Obs.] --Bacon.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the manner in which something is greeted; "she did not
expect the cold reception she received from her superiors"
[syn: reception, response]
2: a formal party of people; as after a wedding
3: quality or fidelity of a received broadcast
4: the act of receiving [syn: reception, receipt]
5: (American football) the act of catching a pass in football;
"the tight end made a great reception on the 20 yard line"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
173 Moby Thesaurus words for "reception":
acceptance, acceptation, acception, access, accueil, acquiescence,
acquisition, admissibility, admission, admittance, affair,
assemblee, assembly, assignation, assimilation, assumption,
assurance, assuredness, at home, atmospherics, ball, belief,
blaring, blasting, blind spot, brawl, caucus, certainty, claiming,
colloquium, commission, committee, completeness, comprehension,
comprehensiveness, comprisal, conclave, concourse, confidence,
congregation, congress, conventicle, convention, convocation,
council, coverage, crawling, credence, credit, credulity, creeping,
dance, date, dependence, derivation, diet, do, drift, eisteddfod,
eligibility, embodiment, embrace, embracement, encompassment,
entrance, entree, entry, envisagement, exhaustiveness, fade-out,
fading, faith, festivity, fete, forgathering, forum, function,
gathering, get-together, getting, greeting, hearty welcome, hope,
housewarming, hug, import, importation, importing, inclusion,
inclusiveness, income, incoming, incorporation, infiltration,
ingoing, ingress, ingression, input, insertion, insinuation,
intake, interference, interpenetration, introduction,
introgression, intrusion, leakage, levee, matinee, meet, meeting,
membership, noise, open arms, opening, openness, panel,
participation, party, penetration, percolation, plenum, possession,
preview, prom, quorum, rally, reaction, receipt, receival,
receiving, reliance, reliance on, rendezvous, response, reunion,
salon, seance, seepage, session, shindig, sit-in, sitting,
smiling reception, sociable, social, social affair,
social gathering, soiree, static, stock, store, sureness, surety,
suspension of disbelief, symposium, synod, taking, taking away,
taking possession, the glad hand, theft, tolerance, toleration,
treatment, trust, turnout, vernissage, wake, welcome, welcome mat,