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

5 senses of reception

Sense 1
reception, response -- (the manner in which something is greeted; "she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors")
       => greeting, salutation -- ((usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting))

Sense 2
reception -- (a formal party of people; as after a wedding)
       => party -- (a group of people gathered together for pleasure; "she joined the party after dinner")

Sense 3
reception -- (quality or fidelity of a received broadcast)
       => broadcasting -- (taking part in a radio or tv program)

Sense 4
reception, receipt -- (the act of receiving)
       => acquiring, getting -- (the act of acquiring something; "I envied his talent for acquiring"; "he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving")

Sense 5
reception -- ((American football) the act of catching a pass in football; "the tight end made a great reception on the 20 yard line")
       => catch, grab, snatch, snap -- (the act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"; "he made a grab for the ball before it landed"; "Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away"; "the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion")

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