HyperDic: receptacle

English > 3 senses of the word receptacle:
NOUNartifactreceptaclea container that is used to put or keep things in
plantreceptacleenlarged tip of a stem that bears the floral parts
artifactreceptaclean electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert
receptacle > pronunciation
Soundsrahseh'ptahkahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > receptacle: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA container that is used to put or keep things in.
Narrowerash-panA receptacle fitted beneath the grate in which ashes collect and are removed
ashtrayA receptacle for the ash from smokers' cigars or cigarettes
beehive, hiveA man-made receptacle that houses a swarm of bees
case, compositor's case, typesetter's case(printing) the receptacle in which a compositor has his type, which is divided into compartments for the different letters, spaces, or numbers
cat boxA receptacle for cat excrement
catchallAn enclosure or receptacle for odds and ends
chamberpot, potty, thunder mugA receptacle for urination or defecation in the bedroom
coin boxThe part of a slot machine that serves as a receptacle for the coins
dustpanA short-handled receptacle into which dust can be swept / swept
garbageA receptacle where waste can be discarded
hopperfunnel-shaped receptacle
hot-water bottle, hot-water bagA stoppered receptacle (usually made of rubber / rubber) that is to be filled with hot water and used for warming / warming a bed or parts of the body
in-basket, in-trayA wood or metal receptacle placed on your desk to hold your incoming material
ossuaryAny receptacle for the burial of human bones
out-basket, out-trayA wood or metal receptacle placed on your desk to hold your outgoing material
plate, collection plateA shallow receptacle for collection in church
pyx, pixAny receptacle in which wafers for the Eucharist are kept
save-allA receptacle for catching waste products for further use
silent butlerA small receptacle with a handle and a hinged lid
socketreceptacle where something (a pipe or probe or end of a bone) is inserted
spittoon, cuspidorA receptacle for spit (usually in a public place)
tidyreceptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials)
trayAn open receptacle for holding or displaying or serving articles or food
troughA long narrow shallow receptacle
BroadercontainerAny object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
Spanishreceptáculo, recipiente
Catalanreceptacle
English > receptacle: 3 senses > noun 2, plant
Meaningenlarged tip of a stem that bears the floral parts.
Part ofstalk, stemA slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
NarrowergynobaseThe enlarged receptacle in which the pistil is borne
Broaderplant part, plant structureAny part of a plant or fungus
Spanishreceptáculo, tálamo
Catalanreceptacle, tàlem
English > receptacle: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningAn electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert.
Narroweroutlet box(electricity) receptacle consisting of the metal box designed for connections to a wiring system
slot, expansion slot(computer) a socket in a microcomputer that will accept a plug-in circuit board
socketA receptacle into which an electric device can be inserted / inserted
wall socket, wall plug, electric outlet, electrical outlet, outlet, electric receptaclereceptacle providing a place in a wiring system where current can be taken to run electrical devices
BroaderfittingA small and often standardized accessory to a larger / larger system

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