reception

[[t]rɪse̱pʃ(ə)n[/t]]
receptions
1) N-SING: the N, oft N n, also at N The reception in a hotel is the desk or office that books rooms for people and answers their questions. [mainly BRIT]

Have him bring a car round to the reception...

...the hotel's reception desk.

(in AM, use front desk)
2) N-SING: the N, oft N n, also at N The reception in an office or hospital is the place where people's appointments and questions are dealt with. [mainly BRIT]

Wait at reception for me.

3) N-COUNT A reception is a formal party which is given to welcome someone or to celebrate a special event.

At the reception they served smoke salmon.

...a glittering wedding reception.

4) N-COUNT: usu sing, usu supp N If someone or something has a particular kind of reception, that is the way that people react to them.

Mr Mandela was given a tumultuous reception in Washington...

He received a cool reception to his speech.

5) N-SING: the N of n The reception of guests is the act of formally welcoming them. [FORMAL]

The preparations for the reception of his Royal Highness proceeded.

6) N-UNCOUNT If you get good reception from your radio or television, the sound or picture is clear because the signal is strong. If the reception is poor, the sound or picture is unclear because the signal is weak.

Adjust the aerial's position and direction for the best reception.


English dictionary. 2008.

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