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Receptacle meaning

receptacle - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. That which serves, or is used, for receiving and containing something, as a basket, a vase, a bag, a reservoir; a repository.
  2. 2. The apex of the flower stalk, from which the organs of the flower grow, or into which they are inserted. See Illust. of Flower, and Ovary.
  3. 3. The dilated apex of a pedicel which serves as a common support to a head of flowers.
  4. 4. An intercellular cavity containing oil or resin or other matters.
  5. 5. A special branch which bears the fructification in many cryptogamous plants.
  6. 6. Place in which anything is contained.

receptacle - examples of usage

  1. Carry until the same can be burned in camp or placed in receptacle. - "Grand Teton [Wyoming] National Park", United States Dept. of the Interior.
  2. Guests leave their cards in a receptacle provided, or give them to the servant at the door. - "The Book of Good Manners", W. C. Green.
  3. Guests leave their cards in a receptacle provided for the purpose, or give them to the servant at the door. - "The Book of Good Manners", W. C. Green.
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