1. The act of receiving; reception.
  2. Reception, as an act of hospitality.
  3. Capability of receiving; capacity.
  4. Place of receiving.
  5. Hence, a recess; a retired place.
  6. A formulary according to the directions of which things are to be taken or combined; a recipe; as, a receipt for making sponge cake.
  7. A writing acknowledging the taking or receiving of goods delivered; an acknowledgment of money paid.
  8. That which is received; that which comes in, in distinction from what is expended, paid out, sent away, and the like; -- usually in the plural; as, the receipts amounted to a thousand dollars.

v. t.

  1. To give a receipt for; as, to receipt goods delivered by a sheriff.
  2. To put a receipt on, as by writing or stamping; as, to receipt a bill.

v. i.

  1. To give a receipt, as for money paid.