Meaning of “receiver” in the English Dictionary

"receiver" in English

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receivernoun [ C ]

uk /rɪˈsiː.vər/ us /rɪˈsiː.vɚ/

receiver noun [ C ] (EQUIPMENT)

the part of a phone in two parts that you hold to your ear and mouth:

She picked up the receiver and dialled his number.

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receiver noun [ C ] (PERSON)

UK also official receiver a person who officially deals with the business matters of companies who cannot pay their debts:

The company went bankrupt and was put into the hands of the receivers.

UK specialized law A receiver of stolen goods is a person who buys and sells property that they know has been stolen.

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

"receiver" in American English

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receivernoun [ C ]

us /rɪˈsi·vər/

a piece of equipment that changes radio and television signals into sounds and pictures, or that changes electrical signals into sound:

a telephone receiver
a stereo receiver

In football, a receiver is one of the players who can catch the ball on the team that is trying to score points.

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

"receiver" in Business English

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receivernoun [ C ]

uk /rɪˈsiːvər/ us

also UK official receiver LAW, FINANCE someone who is asked by a court of law to officially close a bankrupt company by selling its assets, paying as many of its debts as possible, etc.:

receivers of/for sth The receivers of the collapsed UK construction giant have failed with a legal bid to recoup more than £400,000 on behalf of the company's many creditors.
In the current harsh economic climate, many small businesses have found themselves in the hands of the receiver.
About 200 jobs were put at risk yesterday after the group called in the receivers.
A receiver was appointed to track down the assets and redistribute them to investors.
an administrative/court-appointed/interim receiver

a piece of electronic equipment that changes radio and television signals into sound and pictures:

a digital/satellite/GPS receiver

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