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1. A container that holds items or matter.
2. Botany The expanded tip of a flower stalk or axis that bears the floral parts or the florets of the flower head.
3. Electronics A fitting connected to a power supply and equipped to receive a plug.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin receptāculum, from receptāre, to receive again, frequentative of recipere, to receive; see receive.]
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1. an object that holds something; container
2. (Botany) botany
a. the enlarged or modified tip of the flower stalk that bears the parts of the flower
b. the shortened flattened stem bearing the florets of the capitulum of composite flowers such as the daisy
c. the part of lower plants that bears the reproductive organs or spores
[C15: from Latin receptāculum a store-place, from receptāre to receive again, from recipere to receive]
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re•cep•ta•cle(rɪˈsɛp tə kəl)
1. a container, device, etc., that receives or holds something.
2. the modified or expanded portion of a plant stem or axis that bears the organs of a single flower or the florets of a flower head.
3. a contact device installed at an electrical outlet, equipped with one or more sockets.
[1375–1425; Middle English (< Old French) < Latin receptāculum reservoir =receptā(re) to take again, receive back (frequentative of recipere to receive) + -culum -cle2]
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The enlarged upper end of a flower stalk that bears the flower or group of flowers. See more at flower.
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|Noun||1.||receptacle - a container that is used to put or keep things in|
ash-pan - a receptacle fitted beneath the grate in which ashes collect and are removed
ashtray - a receptacle for the ash from smokers' cigars or cigarettes
compositor's case, typesetter's case, case - (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"
cat box - a receptacle for cat excrement
catchall - an enclosure or receptacle for odds and ends
coin box - the part of a slot machine that serves as a receptacle for the coins
container - 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)
dustpan - a short-handled receptacle into which dust can be swept
garbage - a receptacle where waste can be discarded; "she tossed the moldy bread into the garbage"
hopper - funnel-shaped receptacle; contents pass by gravity into a receptacle below
hot-water bag, hot-water bottle - 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
ossuary - any receptacle for the burial of human bones
out-basket, out-tray - a wood or metal receptacle placed on your desk to hold your outgoing material
save-all - a receptacle for catching waste products for further use
silent butler - a small receptacle with a handle and a hinged lid; used for collecting crumbs or ashes
socket - receptacle where something (a pipe or probe or end of a bone) is inserted
tidy - receptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials)
tray - an open receptacle for holding or displaying or serving articles or food
trough - a long narrow shallow receptacle
|2.||receptacle - enlarged tip of a stem that bears the floral parts|
gynobase - the enlarged receptacle in which the pistil is borne
|3.||receptacle - an electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert|
fitting - a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system
outlet box - (electricity) receptacle consisting of the metal box designed for connections to a wiring system
expansion slot, slot - (computer) a socket in a microcomputer that will accept a plug-in circuit board; "the PC had three slots for additional memory"
socket - a receptacle into which an electric device can be inserted
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noun container, case, box, holder, vessel, drum, basin, crate, canister, repository a receptacle for water
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receptacle[rɪˈsɛptɪkəl] n → récipient m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Behälter m
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receptacle[rɪˈsɛptəkl] n (frm) → recipiente m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a container of some kind. A dustbin is a receptacle for rubbish. bak, houer وعاء، إناء контейнер receptáculo nádoba der Behälter beholder δοχείοreceptáculo, recipiente hoiunõu مخزن؛ ظرف astia récipient כְּלִי קִיבוּל पात्र धारक posuda za spremanje tartály wadah ílát contenitore 容器 용기 konteineris, talpykla konteiners; tvertne bekas khas vergaarbakbeholderzbiornik, pojemnik لوښى، ځاى، دلوښوايښودلوځاى receptáculo recipient контеинер, вместилище nádoba posoda posuda behållare ภาชนะที่ใส่ kap 容器 вмістище; коробка ایک طرح کا برتن đồ đựng 容器
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