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Receiver 1Definition: One who
receives in any manner.
Receiver 2Definition: A person appointed, ordinarily by a court, to receive, and hold in trust, money or other property which is the subject of litigation, pending the suit; a person appointed to take charge of the estate and
effects of a corporation, and to do other
acts necessary to winding up its
affairs, in certain
Receiver 3Definition: One who
buys stolen goods from a thief, knowing them to be stolen.
Receiver 4Definition: A vessel connected with an alembic, a retort, or the like, for receiving and condensing the product of distillation.
Receiver 5Definition: A vessel for receiving and containing gases.
Receiver 6Definition: The glass vessel in which the vacuum is produced, and the
objects of experiment are put, in
experiments with an air pump.
Cf. Bell jar, and see
Illust. of Air pump.
Receiver 7Definition: A vessel for receiving the exhaust steam from the
high-pressure cylinder before it
low-pressure cylinder, in a compound engine.
Receiver 8Definition: A capacious vessel for receiving steam from a distant boiler, and supplying it dry to an engine.
Receiver 9Definition: That portion of a telephonic apparatus, or similar system, at which the message is received and made audible; opposed to transmitter.
receiver 10Definition: set that
receives radio or tv
receiver 11Definition: earphone that
receiver 12Definition: a person who
receiver 13Definition: (law) a person (usually appointed by a court of law) who
liquidates assets or preserves them for the benefit of affected parties
receiver 14Definition: a football player who
catches (or is supposed to catch) a forward pass