receptacle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “receptacle” in the English Dictionary

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

"receptacle" in American English

See all translations

receptaclenoun [C]

 us   /rɪˈsep·tə·kəl/ fml
a ​container for ​holding things or that you can put things in: a ​trash receptacle
(Definition of receptacle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “receptacle”
in Korean 그릇, 용기…
in Arabic وِعاء, حاوِية…
in Malaysian bekas khas…
in French récipient…
in Chinese (Traditional) 容器, 貯存器, 儲藏器…
in Italian recipiente…
in Spanish receptáculo, recipiente…
in Vietnamese đồ đựng…
in Portuguese receptáculo, recipiente…
in Thai ภาชนะที่ใส่…
in German der Behälter…
in Catalan recipient…
in Japanese 容器…
in Chinese (Simplified) 容器, 贮存器, 储藏器…
in Indonesian wadah…
What is the pronunciation of receptacle?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

fire-eater

a performer who entertains people by seeming to swallow flames

Word of the Day

PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
by Colin McIntosh,
February 09, 2016
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More