receiver


receiver
   a dealer in stolen property
   From his willingness to 'receive anything bought' (Mayhew, 1862). Now standard English, and not to be confused with the official charged with winding up the affairs of a bankrupt business.

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  • receiver — re·ceiv·er /ri sē vər/ n 1: an officer charged with receiving tax payments or returns and other related duties (as the maintenance of tax rolls) 2: a person appointed by the court to hold in trust and administer property in litigation; esp: one… …   Law dictionary

  • Receiver — may mean:* The listening device part of a telephone * The handset containing that device * Receiver (radio), an electronic device that converts a radio signal from a transmitter into useful information * Receiver (modulated ultrasound), a device… …   Wikipedia

  • Receiver — Re*ceiv er (r[ e]*s[=e]v [ e]r), n. [Cf. F. receveur.] 1. One who takes or receives in any manner. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) A person appointed, ordinarily by a court, to receive, and hold in trust, money or other property which is the subject of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Receiver — (engl. Empfänger) ist: in der Unterhaltungselektronik eine Kombination aus den Komponenten Verstärker und Tuner, siehe Tuner (Empfang) in der Fernsehtechnik die Kurzform für Satellitenfernsehempfänger für Digitalreceiver in der Solartechnik das… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Receiver — (receiver; reservoir intermédiair; serbatoio), Verbinder oder Zwischenbehälter, meist in Rohrform, in den der aus dem Hochdruckzylinder einer 2 oder mehrstufigen Expansions Dampfmaschine strömende Dampf aufgenommen wird, bevor er in den… …   Enzyklopädie des Eisenbahnwesens

  • receiver — particularly in foreign proceedings, or state court proceedings, a person appointed by the court to take custody of a debtor s property (Glossary of Common Bankruptcy Terms) A person or corporation appointed by a person who holds a debenture or… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • receiver — ● receiver nom masculin (anglais receiver) Capacité placée entre les cylindres à haute et basse pression, dans une machine à vapeur compound …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • receiver — RISÍVĂR/ s. n. receptor al unui telefon, al unei antene (satelit). (< engl. receiver) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • receiver — ► NOUN 1) a person or thing that receives something. 2) a piece of radio or television apparatus converting broadcast signals into sound or images. 3) a telephone handset, in particular the part that converts electrical signals into sounds. 4)… …   English terms dictionary

  • Receiver — (spr. rìßīwer) und Receivermaschine (Compound Receivermaschine), s. Tafel »Dampfmaschinen II«, S. II …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Receiver — Receiver, s. Aufnehmer …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik


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