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Definition 1: a container that is used to put or keep things in - [noun denoting artifact]

(receptacle is a kind of ...) any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)

(... is a kind of receptacle ) a receptacle fitted beneath the grate in which ashes collect and are removed

(... is a kind of receptacle ) any receptacle for the burial of human bones

(... is a kind of receptacle ) a wood or metal receptacle placed on your desk to hold your outgoing material

(... is a kind of receptacle ) a shallow receptacle for collection in church

(... is a kind of receptacle ) any receptacle in which wafers for the Eucharist are kept

(... is a kind of receptacle ) a receptacle for catching waste products for further use

(... is a kind of receptacle ) a small receptacle with a handle and a hinged lid; used for collecting crumbs or ashes

(... is a kind of receptacle ) receptacle where something (a pipe or probe or end of a bone) is inserted

(... is a kind of receptacle ) a receptacle for spit (usually in a public place)

(... is a kind of receptacle ) receptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials)

(... is a kind of receptacle ) an open receptacle for holding or displaying or serving articles or food

(... is a kind of receptacle ) a wood or metal receptacle placed on your desk to hold your incoming material

(... is a kind of receptacle ) a stoppered receptacle (usually made of rubber) that is to be filled with hot water and used for warming a bed or parts of the body

(... is a kind of receptacle ) a receptacle for the ash from smokers' cigars or cigarettes

(... is a kind of receptacle ) a man-made receptacle that houses a swarm of bees

(... is a kind of receptacle ) (printing) the receptacle in which a compositor has his type, which is divided into compartments for the different letters, spaces, or numbers

"for English, a compositor will ordinarily have two such cases, the upper case containing the capitals and the lower case containing the small letters"

(... is a kind of receptacle ) a receptacle for cat excrement

(... is a kind of receptacle ) an enclosure or receptacle for odds and ends

(... is a kind of receptacle ) a receptacle for urination or defecation in the bedroom

(... is a kind of receptacle ) the part of a slot machine that serves as a receptacle for the coins

(... is a kind of receptacle ) a short-handled receptacle into which dust can be swept

(... is a kind of receptacle ) a receptacle where waste can be discarded

"she tossed the moldy bread into the garbage"

(... is a kind of receptacle ) funnel-shaped receptacle; contents pass by gravity into a receptacle below

(... is a kind of receptacle ) a long narrow shallow receptacle

Definition 2: an electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert - [noun denoting artifact]

(receptacle is a kind of ...) a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system

(... is a kind of receptacle ) (electricity) receptacle consisting of the metal box designed for connections to a wiring system

(... is a kind of receptacle ) (computer) a socket in a microcomputer that will accept a plug-in circuit board

"the PC had three slots for additional memory"

(... is a kind of receptacle ) a receptacle into which an electric device can be inserted

(... is a kind of receptacle ) receptacle providing a place in a wiring system where current can be taken to run electrical devices

Definition 3: enlarged tip of a stem that bears the floral parts - [noun denoting plant]

(receptacle is a kind of ...) any part of a plant or fungus

(... is a kind of receptacle ) the enlarged receptacle in which the pistil is borne

(... is part of receptacle) a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ

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