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

3 senses of receptacle

Sense 1
receptacle -- (a container that is used to put or keep things in)
       => container -- (any 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))

Sense 2
receptacle -- (enlarged tip of a stem that bears the floral parts)
       => plant part, plant structure -- (any part of a plant or fungus)

Sense 3
receptacle -- (an electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert)
       => fitting -- (a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system)

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