Meaning of “receipt” in the English Dictionary

"receipt" in British English

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receiptnoun

uk /rɪˈsiːt/ us /rɪˈsiːt/

receipt noun (PIECE OF PAPER)

A2 [ C ] US also sales slip a piece of paper that proves that money, goods, or information have been received:

Make sure you are given a receipt for everything you buy.

More examples

  • Keep your receipt as proof of purchase.
  • Here's your receipt, dear.
  • I'd thrown the receipt away.
  • If you've got your receipt you can usually exchange the goods.
  • Shall I put your receipt in the bag?

receipt noun (RECEIVING)

B2 [ U ] formal the act or state of receiving money or goods:

Goods will be delivered on receipt of payment (= after the money is received).
You have been in receipt of unemployment benefit for two months.
receipts [ plural ]

the amounts of money received during a particular period by a business:

The theatre's receipts for the winter were badly down.

(Definition of “receipt” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"receipt" in American English

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receiptnoun

us /rɪˈsit/

receipt noun (PAPER)

[ C ] a piece of paper which proves that money or goods have been received:

Ask the taxi driver for a receipt.

receipt noun (RECEIVING)

[ U ] fml the act of receiving something, esp. of money or goods:

We are awaiting receipt of your check.

(Definition of “receipt” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"receipt" in Business English

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receiptnoun

uk /rɪˈsiːt/ us

[ C ] US sales slip, sales check COMMERCE a piece of paper that shows the price of something that you have bought and proves that you have paid for it:

Can I have a receipt?
get/keep/retain a receipt Always get a receipt when you withdraw cash from a machine.
a credit card receipt

[ U ] the act of receiving something:

I acknowledge receipt of the sum of £10,000.
Land stock of low initial cost may rise a hundredfold in value upon receipt of planning approval.
We will send an acknowledgement within two working days of receipt.
receipts

ACCOUNTING the total amount of money received by a business or government:

The economy experienced lower than expected export receipts.
Tobacco tax receipts fell by $6.9 million or about 1.1%.
cash/box-office receipts
receipts rise/fall According to OECD figures, receipts rose in 17 out of 24 advanced economies in 2005.

(Definition of “receipt” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)