- IPA: /ɹɪˈsiːt/
- The act of receiving, or the fact of having been received.
- c. 1596–1598, William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene i]:
- Your Grace shall understand that at the receipt of your letter I am very sick
- (obsolete) The fact of having received a blow, injury etc.
- a. 1472, Thomas Malory, “Capitulum xvi”, in [Le Morte Darthur], book VI, [London: […] by William Caxton], published 31 July 1485, OCLC 71490786 ↗; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur […], London: Published by David Nutt, […], 1889, OCLC 890162034 ↗:
- And therewith Sir Launcelot gate all his armoure as well as he myght and put hit upon hym for drede of more resseite […].
- (in the plural) A quantity or amount received; takings.
- This weekend's receipts alone cover our costs to mount the production!
- A written acknowledgment that a specified article or sum of money has been received.
- (usually, in the plural) (A piece of) evidence, documentation, etc. to prove one's past actions, accomplishments, etc.
- (internet slang, usually, in the plural, by extension) (A piece of) evidence (e.g. documentation or screen captures) of past wrongdoing or problematic behavior or statements.
- (archaic in New England and rural US since end of 20th century, elsewhere since middle of 20th century) A recipe, instructions, prescription.
- She had a receipt to make white hair black.
- (obsolete) A receptacle.
- (obsolete) A revenue office.
- (obsolete) Reception, as an act of hospitality.
- thy kind receipt of me
- (obsolete) Capability of receiving; capacity.
- It has become a place of great receipt.
- (obsolete) A recess; a retired place.
- in a retired receipt together lay
- French: réception
- German: Empfang
- Italian: ricezione, reception (borrowed)
- Portuguese: recepção, recebimento
- Russian: получе́ние
- French: for money or for hand-given thing: reçu, récépissé; for owed money: any of the preceding or quittance (specially for rents); for sent e-mail, letter, parcel: accusé de réception, ticket (in a shop)
- German: Empfangsbestätigung, Quittung
- Italian: quietanza, ricevuta, scontrino
- Portuguese: recibo, nota fiscal, talão
- Russian: квита́нция
- Spanish: recibo, albarán, resguardo
receipt (receipts, present participle receipting; past and past participle receipted)
- To give or write a receipt (for something).
- to receipt delivered goods
- To put a receipt on, as by writing or stamping; to mark a bill as having been paid.
- to receipt a bill