receiving


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re·ceive

 (rĭ-sēv′)
v. re·ceived, re·ceiv·ing, re·ceives
v.tr.
1.
a. To take or acquire (something given or offered); get or be given: receive a present.
b. To be the person who gets (something sent or transmitted): receive an e-mail.
c. Sports To catch or get possession of (a pass or a kicked ball, for example).
d. To have (a title, for example) bestowed on oneself.
2.
a. To hear or see (information, for example): receive bad news.
b. To perceive or acquire mentally: receive a bad impression.
c. To regard with approval or disapproval: ideas that were received well.
d. To listen to and acknowledge formally and authoritatively: The judge received their oath of allegiance.
3. To take in and convert (radio waves, for example) into an electrical signal or into an audio or visual output.
4.
a. To experience or be subjected to; meet with: receive sympathetic treatment.
b. To have inflicted or imposed on oneself: receive a penalty.
5.
a. To bear the weight or force of; support: The beams receive the full weight of the walls and roof.
b. To take or intercept the impact of (a blow, for example).
c. To be exposed to or withstand: The hillside cottage receives strong winds.
6.
a. To take in, hold, or contain: a tank that receives rainwater.
b. To admit or accept: receive new members.
c. To greet, welcome, or be visited by: receive guests.
v.intr.
1. To acquire or get something; be a recipient.
2. To admit or welcome guests or visitors: The couple are not receiving this winter.
3. To partake of the Eucharist.
4. To convert incoming electromagnetic signals into sound, light, or electrical signals.
5. Sports To receive a pass or a kicked ball, for example.

[Middle English receiven, from Old North French receivre, from Latin recipere : re-, re- + capere, to take; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]
Translations

receiving

[rɪˈsiːvɪŋ]
A. Nrecepción f; [of stolen goods] → receptación f, encubrimiento m
B. ADJ to be on or at the receiving end (of sth)ser el blanco or la víctima (de algo)
C. CPD receiving set Nreceptor m, radiorreceptor m

receiving

[rɪˈsiːvɪŋ] adj
to be on the receiving end of sth → faire les frais de qch

receiving

n (esp Brit Jur: of stolen property) → Hehlerei f

receiving

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receiving end
n (inf) to be on the receiving (of it)/of somethingderjenige sein, der es/etw abkriegt (inf)
receiving line
n (US) → Empfangskomitee nt
receiving set
References in classic literature ?
Guests felt that they were receiving, not conferring, a favour when they stayed at her house.
Pontellier was always very generous with the contents of such a box; she was quite used to receiving them when away from home.
The vague fear that had haunted his guilty soul after receiving their letter, and during his breathless journey, now seemed to be realized.
He therefore still kept up a familiar intercourse with him, daily receiving he old physician in his study, or visiting the laboratory, and, for recreation's sake, watching the processes by which weeds were converted into drugs of potency.
All these tales, told in that drowsy undertone with which men talk in the dark, the countenances of the listeners only now and then receiving a casual gleam from the glare of a pipe, sank deep in the mind of Ichabod.
Why did the poor poet of Tennessee, upon suddenly receiving two handfuls of silver, deliberate whether to buy him a coat, which he sadly needed, or invest his money in a pedestrian trip to Rockaway Beach?
Greedily sucking in this intelligence, Gabriel solemnly warned the captain against attacking the white whale, in case the monster should be seen; in his gibbering insanity, pronouncing the White Whale to be no less a being than the Shaker God incarnated; the Shakers receiving the Bible.
In Chicago these latter were receiving, for the most part, eighteen and a half cents an hour, and the unions wished to make this the general wage for the next year.
There was a fireplace in the room, and on the marble mantle above stood a beautifully wrought statuette of Jesus receiving little children, and on either side marble vases, for which it was Tom's pride and delight to offer bouquets every morning.
And as he stood apart there, receiving this homage in rags, I thought to myself, well, really there is something peculiarly grand about the gait and bear- ing of a king, after all.
And then the idea of her receiving reports all the time from her officers, and acting upon them, and giving orders, the same as if she was well
Now I knew she was used to receiving about a penny from manly people who care nothing about the opinions of scullery-maids, and about tuppence from moral cowards; but I laid a silver twenty-five cent piece within her reach and tried to shrivel her up with this sarcastic speech: