- Word Explorer
|part of speech:
||the act or process of receiving.
This department handles the reception of mail.
||way of greeting or welcoming.
The singer was pleased with the warm reception he received.
||a party or gathering at which guests are received.
After the graduation ceremony, there was a reception for graduates and their parents.
- similar words:
||the receiving of radio or television signals or the quality of these signals.
We get very bad reception with our old television.
||a British word for the place where you report your arrival and are greeted at a hotel or office. A reception is usually called a reception desk in the US.
The woman at the reception recommended the restaurant around the corner.
||the British word for the area near a reception desk which is designed for waiting and for meeting people. Reception has the same meaning as lobby.
We made plans to meet in the reception at seven o'clock.
||acceptance, hospitality, welcome