• IPA: /ɹɪˈsiːt/


  1. 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
  2. (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 […].
  3. (in the plural) A quantity or amount received; takings.
    This weekend's receipts alone cover our costs to mount the production!
  4. A written acknowledgment that a specified article or sum of money has been received.
  5. (usually, in the plural) (A piece of) evidence, documentation, etc. to prove one's past actions, accomplishments, etc.
  6. (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.
  7. (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.
  8. (obsolete) A receptacle.
  9. (obsolete) A revenue office.
  10. (obsolete) Reception, as an act of hospitality.
    • thy kind receipt of me
  11. (obsolete) Capability of receiving; capacity.
    • It has become a place of great receipt.
  12. (obsolete) A recess; a retired place.
    • in a retired receipt together lay
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receipt (receipts, present participle receipting; past and past participle receipted)

  1. To give or write a receipt (for something).
    to receipt delivered goods
  2. To put a receipt on, as by writing or stamping; to mark a bill as having been paid.
    to receipt a bill

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