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 email.
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

:
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 ?
I know not the happiness of the receiver; and oft have I dreamt that stealing must be more blessed than receiving.
Do you, while receiving benefits from me and resting under my shade, dare to describe me as useless, and unprofitable?'
She asked how long I had been up, and on receiving my answer, expressed the deepest regret, and again promised to show me the library.
And I was receiving thirty dollars a month and board--a slight increase over my coal-shovelling and cannery days, at least to the extent of board, which cost my employer little (we ate in the kitchen), but which was to me the equivalent of twenty dollars a month.
"You will therefore tell the girl, on receiving this letter, that a death in the family has caused a temporary change in our arrangements.
"Gentlemen," said he, "you are both right, as was to have been expected by persons so gifted with appliances for receiving instruction from the wise.
But it very often happens that owing to the instantaneous, violent, convulsive running of the whale upon receiving the first iron, it becomes impossible for the harpooneer, however lightning-like in his movements, to pitch the second iron into him.
The only remaining powers of the Executive are comprehended in giving information to Congress of the state of the Union; in recommending to their consideration such measures as he shall judge expedient; in convening them, or either branch, upon extraordinary occasions; in adjourning them when they cannot themselves agree upon the time of adjournment; in receiving ambassadors and other public ministers; in faithfully executing the laws; and in commissioning all the officers of the United States.
Bennet had the pleasure of receiving her brother and his wife, who came as usual to spend the Christmas at Longbourn.
Sometimes I rambled about from house to house, sure of receiving a cordial welcome wherever I went; or from grove to grove, and from one shady place to another, in company with Kory-Kory and Fayaway, and a rabble rout of merry young idlers.
The brides were both very pretty women; but so totally were they eclipsed by the beauty of Sophia, that, had they not been two of the best-tempered girls in the world, it would have raised some envy in their breasts; for neither of their husbands could long keep his eyes from Sophia, who sat at the table like a queen receiving homage, or, rather, like a superior being receiving adoration from all around her.
And on receiving an assuring nod from Alexey Alexandrovitch, he went on, stealing a glance now and then at Alexey Alexandrovitch's face, which was growing red in patches.