Adjective "reception" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


The action or process of receiving something sent, given, or inflicted.
  1. 'On the other hand, through acts of charity, prayer and reception of the sacraments we can increase our share of grace.'
  2. 'Seeing a painting is not a matter of passive reception but requires a synthetic act in which we unite and bring together many different aspects.'
  3. 'Other possibilities which are urged are the reception of communion after divorce and remarriage, and women priests.'
  4. 'She entered the arena to a frosty welcome - a mixture of boos and lukewarm applause - while Davenport was given a rousing reception.'
  5. 'While they have invariably been given warm and enthusiastic receptions, John O'Conor seems to occupy an extra special place in the affections of Sligo's classical music fans.'
  6. 'The album has received a generally warm reception from critics.'
  7. 'Plans for the Commonhead flyover and Blunsdon bypass were given a lukewarm reception when they were unveiled yesterday.'
  8. 'Moreover, his attempts to construct theories of good design met with a lukewarm reception.'
  9. 'Patrick Lynch, whose maternal grandparents came from Kiltimagh, was the Grand Marshal and he got a great reception as he led the parade through the town.'
  10. 'But the referendum received a lukewarm reception from Labour leaders in the town, amid fears it could lead to a significant loss of power for the party.'
  11. 'Throughout May Churchill continued to get a stony reception from the Conservative benches.'
  12. 'Unfortunately the people of Tologa Bay, on New Zealand's North Island, thought he had come to close the school and gave him a hostile reception until the truth emerged.'
  13. 'It has since sold more than 50,000 copies in the UK and received a rapturous critical reception in the USA.'
  14. 'This proposal has attracted widespread support from consumer groups but has received a fairly cool reception from certain sectors of the food industry.'
  15. 'But he also concedes that because of its themes, and their comedic treatment, the film could have a rocky reception.'
  16. 'That he will once again be subjected to a hostile reception in Leith proves that this is not the case.'
A formal social occasion held to welcome someone or to celebrate an event.
  1. 'He estimated the alteration to the building would cost about £200,000 and said the extension would make the room a suitable venue for wedding receptions and parties, because space is currently limited.'
  2. 'This elegant event features a reception, dinner, and dancing, and it is sure to be a night you will never forget.'
  3. 'Entertainment will include a champagne reception, five-course dinner, a comedian, live band, disco and charity auction.'
  4. 'Hundreds of guests were attending that reception.'
  5. 'The evening commenced with a champagne reception and exhibition.'
  6. 'They also make for an attractive setting for special events such as wedding receptions.'
  7. 'Not surprisingly, this imposing property is a popular choice for wedding receptions and regularly used for corporate entertaining, conferences and seminars.'
  8. 'The Gala Ball will be proceeded by a champagne reception and dinner at 8pm, followed by the auction.'
  9. 'The event will include a champagne reception, a four-course dinner, two cabaret acts and two live bands.'
  10. 'This is a room of real civic dignity that has to be lived up to - a room for exhibitions, concerts, lectures or formal receptions.'
  11. 'The next several weeks were a whirlwind of press conferences, interviews and champagne receptions, culminating in a trip to Stockholm for the prize ceremony in December.'
  12. 'It is available for hire for wedding receptions and other events.'
  13. 'A big welcoming reception was being planned yesterday for the new champion.'
  14. 'Nic, when that team goes in on Monday, is there going to be some sort of formal reception to meet them, or it is going to be an awkward moment?'
  15. 'Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the US continues to make international headlines with an unprecedented reception by President George Bush at the airport, a historic White House visit and the turning of Washington baseball stadium into a church for a day.'
  16. 'their reception into the Church'
  17. 'On reception into prison, the man gave an address in Leicester, where he said he had been living with an unnamed friend.'
The process of receiving broadcast signals.
  1. 'If you drive through these landscapes, getting radio reception can sometimes be iffy at best, especially in the rural West.'
  2. 'They claimed aerials could interfere with TV and radio reception and ruin the appearance of the area.'
  3. 'Some elements of the service, including radio reception and breakfast television, are free.'
  4. 'Several digital receivers capable of HD Radio reception are available to consumers.'
  5. 'The hill is now also being used to transmit signals for mobile phones and air traffic as well as signals for local radio and satellite television reception.'
  6. 'These plasma storms are also responsible for interfering with power grids, TV reception, satellites and so on.'
  7. 'Radio reception, while good on FM band, was not great on MW and LW bands, where interference was heard from the windscreen wipers.'
  8. 'The radio gave good reception on FM but very poor reception on AM - a pity as medium wave stations are becoming increasingly popular with sports fans.'
  9. 'Radio reception is good and sound quality in the cabin is excellent, thanks to the suppression of external noise sources.'
  10. 'Select models now feature its dual antennae design for improved signal reception and transmission on wireless networks.'
  11. 'In addition, the radio had no long wave band and medium wave reception was poor.'
  12. 'The other controls work well, though lovers of British premiership football will hate the poor reception on MW radio stations such as BBC Five Live.'
  13. 'Cable is a big reason why broadcasters want better digital reception.'
  14. 'This means clearer phone conversations or TV reception.'
  15. 'Most automakers offer an audio system that plays CDs and cassettes in addition to providing quality AM and FM reception.'
  16. 'The purpose of the trials is to test delivery and reception of high definition broadcasts on the major television platforms.'
  17. 'Unlike a car radio, which can be moved to another area for better reception, the signal to a home or business is fixed.'
The area in a hotel or organization where guests and visitors are greeted and dealt with.
  1. as modifier 'the reception desk'
  2. 'Original art goes everywhere in the hotel, from the reception desk to the guest rooms.'
  3. 'You then come face to face with a wall of glass, behind which lurks the hotel reception desk, quite unlike any other you will have seen.'
  4. 'That harks back to Victorian days when most guests arrived by train and as they entered the hotel, the reception was the first place they saw.'
  5. 'A large pink panther, a yellow and green felt parrot hanging from the ceiling and a blue-and-white teddy greet visitors at the reception desk.'
  6. 'How anybody who has obviously taken a vow of silence can find gainful employment in the reception of a four-star hotel will have to remain a mystery.'
  7. 'Pre-lunch drinks will be served in the reception area of the hotel, where people will have the opportunity to meet up.'
  8. 'Floor plans and gallery guides are available from reception.'
  9. 'The moment they opened the doors to the reception area they were greeted with techno music and the smell of green tea.'
  10. 'Through the main doors to the left is the reception and café area and to the right is a large window overlooking the pool and a door through to the poolside spectator area.'
  11. 'Both the reception and the restaurant areas had a very open, uncluttered, look about them.'
  12. 'This means customers will be asked to leave their car keys at reception when they check in and their car will be parked for them.'
The first class in an infant or primary school.
  1. as modifier 'the reception class'
  2. 'There is also close liaison with the school's reception class.'
  3. 'But Southfield Park Primary School's reception class is already up and running, working together in a purpose-built block on the site in Long Grove Road.'
  4. 'The consequences of this are apparent in the nursery and reception classes in our schools, where children are being pressed to conform in ways that go against all sense of good practice in the early years.'
  5. 'My son, who is in reception class, brings books home to read.'
  6. 'I have worked as a reception class teacher for 22 years.'
  7. 'The tests have led to a narrowing of the curriculum, even in reception classes.'
  8. 'The nursery and reception classes do very well and children with special educational needs are achieving a very good standard.'
  9. 'Every parent in the York area who has a child who is due to start in reception will receive a copy of the form with a written explanation.'
  10. 'Youngsters in the nursery and reception classes were asked to dress up as their favourite animal as they celebrated the 12 animals used to represent the Chinese calendar.'
  11. 'The problems started in January 2002 when Michael went into reception class.'
An act of catching a pass.
  1. 'Three plays later, Trent Green hit Eddie Kennison for a 15-yard touchdown reception.'
  2. 'His 96-yard touchdown reception against the Raiders in the 2000 playoffs is an NFL record.'
  3. 'During that six-year period, the five wide receivers who led the Cowboys in catching had 372 receptions for 5,576 yards and 22 touchdowns.'
  4. 'Perfect - either Alexander would have a touchdown reception or the pass would be incomplete and the Broncos would have another two downs to get points.'
  5. 'Staley turned the game in the first half with a 23-yard touchdown reception.'

More definitions

1. the act of receiving or the state of being received.

2. a manner of being received: The book met with a favorable reception.

3. a function or occasion when persons are formally received: a wedding reception.

4. the quality or fidelity attained in receiving radio or television broadcasts under given circumstances.

More examples(as adjective)

"staffs can be reception."


Late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin receptio(n-), from the verb recipere (see receive).