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5 definitions found
 for receiver
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Receiver \Re*ceiv"er\ (r[-e]*s[=e]v"[~e]r), n. [Cf. F.
     receveur.]
     1. One who takes or receives in any manner.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Law) A person appointed, ordinarily by a court, to
        receive, and hold in trust, money or other property which
        is the subject of litigation, pending the suit; a person
        appointed to take charge of the estate and effects of a
        corporation, and to do other acts necessary to winding up
        its affairs, in certain cases. --Bouvier.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. One who takes or buys stolen goods from a thief, knowing
        them to be stolen. --Blackstone.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. (Chem.)
        (a) A vessel connected with an alembic, a retort, or the
            like, for receiving and condensing the product of
            distillation.
        (b) A vessel for receiving and containing gases.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     5. (Pneumatics) The glass vessel in which the vacuum is
        produced, and the objects of experiment are put, in
        experiments with an air pump. Cf. Bell jar, and see
        Illust. of Air pump.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     6. (Steam Engine)
        (a) A vessel for receiving the exhaust steam from the
            high-pressure cylinder before it enters the
            low-pressure cylinder, in a compound engine.
        (b) A capacious vessel for receiving steam from a distant
            boiler, and supplying it dry to an engine.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     7. That portion of a telephonic apparatus, or similar system,
        at which the message is received and made audible; --
        opposed to transmitter.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     8. (Firearms) In portable breech-loading firearms, the steel
        frame screwed to the breech end of the barrel, which
        receives the bolt or block, gives means of securing for
        firing, facilitates loading, and holds the ejector,
        cut-off, etc.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     Exhausted receiver (Physics), a receiver, as that used with
        the air pump, from which the air has been withdrawn; a
        vessel the interior of which is a more or less complete
        vacuum.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  electronic device \electronic device\ n.
     a device depending on the principles of electronics and using
     the manipulation of electron flow for its operation.
     [PJC]
  
     Note: Numerous electronic devices are in daily use, among
           them the television, radio, computer, robot,
           transmitter, receiver, VCR, CD player, etc.
           [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  receiver
      n 1: set that receives radio or tv signals [syn: receiver,
           receiving system]
      2: (law) a person (usually appointed by a court of law) who
         liquidates assets or preserves them for the benefit of
         affected parties [syn: liquidator, receiver]
      3: earphone that converts electrical signals into sounds [syn:
         telephone receiver, receiver]
      4: a person who receives something [syn: recipient,
         receiver]
      5: the tennis player who receives the serve
      6: a football player who catches (or is supposed to catch) a
         forward pass [syn: receiver, pass receiver, pass
         catcher]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  131 Moby Thesaurus words for "receiver":
     Christian, God-fearing man, TelAutography, Teletype,
     Teletype network, Teletyping, accepter, accountant, acquirer,
     addressee, audience, auditor, beholder, believer, bookkeeper,
     bursar, cabinet, call box, cashier, cashkeeper, catechumen,
     chamberlain, chassis, churchgoer, churchite, churchman,
     closed-circuit telegraphy, code, coin telephone, communicant,
     comptroller, consignee, console, container, controller, convert,
     curator, daily communicant, depositary, depository, desk telephone,
     devotee, devotionalist, dial telephone, disciple,
     duplex telegraphy, electricity, extension, facsimile telegraph,
     fanatic, fence, financial officer, follower, getter,
     good Christian, hearer, holder, housing, interrupter, key,
     liquidator, listener, looker, mouthpiece, multiplex telegraphy,
     neophyte, news ticker, obtainer, pay station, payee, paymaster,
     phone, pietist, procurer, proselyte, public telephone,
     purse bearer, quadruplex telegraphy, radio, radio receiver,
     radio set, radio telescope, railroad telegraphy, receiving set,
     receptacle, recipient, religionist, saint, sender, set,
     simplex telegraphy, single-current telegraphy, sounder, spectator,
     steward, stock ticker, submarine telegraphy, swagman, swagsman,
     taker, telegraphics, telegraphy, telephone, telephone booth,
     telephone engineering, telephone extension, telephone mechanics,
     telephone receiver, telephonics, telephony, teleprinter,
     teletypewriter, teletypewriting, telex, theist, ticker,
     transmitter, treasurer, trustee, truster, typotelegraph,
     typotelegraphy, utensil, vessel, viewer, votary, wall telephone,
     wire service, wireless, wireless set, zealot
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  RECEIVER, chancery practice. A person appointed by a court possessing 
  chancery jurisdiction to receive the rents and profits of land, or the 
  profits or produce of other property in dispute. 
       2. The power of appointing a receiver is a discretionary power 
  exercised by the court. the appointment is provisional, for the more speedy 
  getting in of the estate in dispute, and scouring it for the benefit of such 
  person as may be entitled to it, and does not affect the right. 3 Atk. 564. 
       3. It is not within the compass of this work to state in what cases a 
  receiver will be appointed; on this subject, see 2 Madd. Ch. 233. 
       4. The receiver is an officer of the court, and as such, responsible 
  for good faith and reasonable diligence. When the property is lost or 
  injured by any negligence or dishonest execution of the trust, he is liable 
  in damages; but he is not, as of course, responsible because there has been 
  an embezzlement or theft. He is bound to such ordinary diligence, as belongs 
  to a prudent and honest discharge of his duties, and such as is required of 
  all persons who receive compensation for their services. Story, Bailm. Sec. 
  620, 621; and the cases there cited. Vide, generally, 2 Mudd. Ch. 232; Newl. 
  Ch. Pr. 88; 8 Com. Dig. 890; 18 Vin. Ab. 160; 1 Supp. to Ves. jr. 455; 2 Id. 
  57, 58, 74, 75, 442, 455; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t. 
  
  

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