Meaning of 'receiver' (Webster Dictionary)
- One who takes or receives in any manner.
- 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 cases.
- One who takes or buys stolen goods from a thief, knowing
them to be stolen.
- A vessel connected with an alembic, a retort, or the
like, for receiving and condensing the product of distillation.
- A vessel for receiving and containing gases.
- 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.
- A vessel for receiving the exhaust steam from the
high-pressure cylinder before it enters the low-pressure cylinder, in a
- A capacious vessel for receiving steam from a distant
boiler, and supplying it dry to an engine.
- That portion of a telephonic apparatus, or similar
system, at which the message is received and made audible; -- opposed