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Definition 1: the act of receiving - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for reception in the sense of this definition

(reception is a kind of ...) the act of acquiring something

"I envied his talent for acquiring" "he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving"

Definition 2: (American football) the act of catching a pass in football - [noun denoting act]

Samples where reception or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the tight end made a great reception on the 20 yard line

(reception is a kind of ...) the act of catching an object with the hands

"Mays made the catch with his back to the plate" "he made a grab for the ball before it landed" "Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away" "the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion"

(reception belongs to category ...) a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays

Definition 3: quality or fidelity of a received broadcast - [noun denoting communication]

(reception is a kind of ...) taking part in a radio or tv program

(... is a kind of reception ) the detection that a signal is being received

(... is a kind of reception ) (electronics) the reception of a signal by extracting it from the carrier wave

Definition 4: the manner in which something is greeted - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where reception or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors

Synonyms for reception in the sense of this definition

(reception is a kind of ...) (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)

Definition 5: a formal party of people; as after a wedding - [noun denoting group]

(reception is a kind of ...) a group of people gathered together for pleasure

"she joined the party after dinner"

(... is a kind of reception ) a reception held in your own home

(... is a kind of reception ) a formal reception of visitors or guests (as at a royal court)

(... is a kind of reception ) a reception or party at which tea is served

"we met at the Dean's tea for newcomers"

(... is a kind of reception ) a reception for wedding guests held after the wedding

(reception is a part of ...) a line of people (hosts and guests of honor) who welcome the guests at a reception party

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