Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun receiver

6 senses of receiver

Sense 1
receiver, receiving system -- (set that receives radio or tv signals)
       => set -- (any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals; "the early sets ran on storage batteries")

Sense 2
liquidator, receiver -- ((law) a person (usually appointed by a court of law) who liquidates assets or preserves them for the benefit of affected parties)
       => fiduciary -- (a person who holds assets in trust for a beneficiary; "it is illegal for a fiduciary to misappropriate money for personal gain")

Sense 3
telephone receiver, receiver -- (earphone that converts electrical signals into sounds)
       => earphone, earpiece, headphone, phone -- (electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear; "it was not the typing but the earphones that she disliked")

Sense 4
recipient, receiver -- (a person who receives something)
       => acquirer -- (a person who acquires something (usually permanently))

Sense 5
receiver -- (the tennis player who receives the serve)
       => tennis player -- (an athlete who plays tennis)

Sense 6
receiver, pass receiver, pass catcher -- (a football player who catches (or is supposed to catch) a forward pass)
       => football player, footballer -- (an athlete who plays American football)

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