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English noun: receiver

1. receiver (artifact) set that receives radio or tv signals

Synonymsreceiving system

Broader (hypernym)set

Narrower (hyponym)boob tube, direction finder, goggle box, idiot box, radio, radio receiver, radio set, receiving set, satellite receiver, television, television receiver, television set, telly, tuner, tv, tv set, wireless

Part holonymaerial, antenna, radio chassis, transmitting aerial

2. receiver (person) (law) a person (usually appointed by a court of law) who liquidates assets or preserves them for the benefit of affected parties


Broader (hypernym)fiduciary

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

3. receiver (artifact) earphone that converts electrical signals into sounds

Synonymstelephone receiver

Broader (hypernym)earphone, earpiece, headphone, phone

Narrower (hyponym)headset

Part meronymphone, telephone, telephone set

4. receiver (person) a person who receives something


Broader (hypernym)acquirer

Narrower (hyponym)addressee, alienee, annuitant, assignee, beneficiary, borrower, conferee, consignee, dependant, dependent, donee, grantee, grantee, heir, heritor, honoree, host, inheritor, mandatary, mandatory, payee, protege, sendee, transferee, warrantee

5. receiver (person) the tennis player who receives the serve

Broader (hypernym)tennis player

6. receiver (person) a football player who catches (or is supposed to catch) a forward pass

Synonymspass catcher, pass receiver

Broader (hypernym)football player, footballer

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