receptacle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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 recipiente, receptáculo…
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
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

spaceship

(especially in stories) a vehicle used for travel in space

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More