1. [ noun ] the manner in which something is greeted
Synonyms: response

"she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors"

Related terms: greeting
2. [ noun ] a formal party of people; as after a wedding
Related terms: party at_home tea wedding_reception reception_line receive
3. [ noun ] (telecommunications) quality or fidelity of a received broadcast
Related terms: broadcasting demodulation signal_detection
4. [ noun ] the act of receiving
Synonyms: receipt receiving
Related terms: acquiring acknowledge
5. [ noun ] (American football) the act of catching a pass in football

"the tight end made a great reception on the 20 yard line"

Related terms: catch football American_football
Similar spelling:   receptionist