receipt

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v receipt mark or stamp as paid
    • v receipt report the receipt of "The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper"
    • n receipt the act of receiving
    • n receipt an acknowledgment (usually tangible) that payment has been made
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Receipt A formulary according to the directions of which things are to be taken or combined; a recipe; as, a receipt for making sponge cake. "She had a receipt to make white hair black."
    • Receipt A writing acknowledging the taking or receiving of goods delivered; an acknowledgment of money paid.
    • Receipt Capability of receiving; capacity. "It has become a place of great receipt ."
    • Receipt Hence, a recess; a retired place. "In a retired receipt together lay."
    • Receipt Place of receiving. "He saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom."
    • Receipt Reception, as an act of hospitality. "Thy kind receipt of me."
    • Receipt 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.
    • Receipt The act of receiving; reception. "At the receipt of your letter."
    • Receipt To give a receipt for; as, to receipt goods delivered by a sheriff.
    • v. i Receipt To give a receipt, as for money paid.
    • Receipt To put a receipt on, as by writing or stamping; as, to receipt a bill.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n receipt A thing received; that which is received by transfer; the amount or quantity of what is received from other hands: as, the receipts of cotton at a port.
    • n receipt The act or state of receiving by transfer or transmission; a taking of that which is delivered or passed over; a getting or obtaining: as, the receipt of money or of a letter; he is in the receipt of a good income.
    • n receipt A written acknowledgment of having received something specified, with date, source, signature, and such other particulars as the case requires. A receipt may be for something received as a trust or a purchase, or for money or other valuable thing taken either in part or in full payment of a debt. At common law a mere unsealed receipt, though expressed to be in full for a debt, does not by its own force operate to discharge the debt if the payment in fact be of a part only. A receipt is not deemed a contract within the rule that a written contract cannot be varied by oral evidence.
    • n receipt A formula or prescription for the making of something, or the production of some effect; a statement of that which is to be taken or done for some purpose: distinguished from recipe by the common restriction of that word to medical or related uses: as, a receipt for a pudding; a receipt for gaining popularity.
    • n receipt Reception; admittance; a granting of entrance or admission.
    • n receipt A. place for the reception of persons or things; a place where anything is received or taken in; a station or a receptacle for lodgment.
    • n receipt Power of receiving or taking in; extent of accommodation; fitness for holding or containing.
    • n receipt Synonyms Recipe, etc. See reception.
    • receipt To receive; harbor.
    • receipt To give a receipt for; acknowledge in writing the payment of: as, to receipt a bill (usually by writing upon the bill “Received payment” and the creditor's signature).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Receipt rē-sēt′ act of receiving: place of receiving: power of holding: a written acknowledgment of anything received, a legal acknowledgment of money received in discharge of a debt or demand: that which is received: a recipe in cookery
    • v.t Receipt to give a receipt for: to sign: to discharge
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Quotations

  • Artur Schnabel
    Artur Schnabel
    “Applause is a receipt, not a bill.”
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    “To announce truths is an infallible receipt for being persecuted.”
  • George Eliot
    George%20Eliot
    “A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed receipt.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. receite, OF. recete, recepte, F. recette, fr. L. recipere, receptum, to receive. See Receive

Usage

In literature:

These receipts can be as well determined by this mode now, as in August.
"Obed Hussey" by Various
A receipt for money paid is not legally conclusive.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
The receipts of the exhibition of 1761 amounted to L650.
"Art in England" by Dutton Cook
I. also may be had on Receipt of Six Stamps, or both Numbers on Receipt of Twelve Stamps.
"Notes and Queries, Number 189, June 11, 1853" by Various
He was simply crushed to learn that the receipts amounted to just $16.75.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Of course, when no bill of lading is made out, the receipt should be preserved by the shipper.
"Up To Date Business" by Various
On the 28th Mr. Gallatin submitted his estimate of receipts and expenditures for the year.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
Sent by mail on receipt of $1.50.
"Scientific American, Volume XLIII., No. 25, December 18, 1880" by Various
You've no receipt for it?
"The Youngest Girl in the Fifth" by Angela Brazil
The above receipts are arranged so that the more healthful and simple ones are put in one portion, and the richer ones in another.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
First, The receiving book recorded the receipt and acknowledgement of box.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
An invitation, even the most informal, should always be acknowledged within a week of its receipt.
"How to Write Letters (Formerly The Book of Letters)" by Mary Owens Crowther
Always allow for enthusiasm and imagination in the matter of prospective receipts.
"Dollars and Sense" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
The defect on May 2nd was that the Camp Commandant hadn't signed the right receipt.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, June 7, 1916" by Various
Savonarola acknowledged the receipt of the Pope's request, but made excuses, and asked for time.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
Every man who left a trunk or a box here was given a receipt.
"The Cryptogram" by William Murray Graydon
List sent on receipt of Stamp.
"Notes and Queries, Number 207, October 15, 1853" by Various
Forwarded free on receipt of Six Postage Stamps.
"Notes and Queries, Number 211, November 12, 1853" by Various
Pending the receipt of Your Excellency's reply we shall remain at Roodepoort, near Rhenosterkop.
"The Peace Negotiations" by J. D. Kestell
RECEIPTS FOR OCTOBER, 1899.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 01, January, 1900" by Various
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In poetry:

THE old Chimaeras, old receipts
For making "happy land,"
The old political beliefs
Swam close before my hand.
"The Old Chimaeras. Old Receipts" by Robert Louis Stevenson
"If you doubt my honesty,
Look at my receipt, Sir."
Up then jumps the old chief Clerk,
Smiling as he meets her.
"A Doe In The City" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Whether a Boileaugunge or Babylon,
I know not how the wretched Thing is done,
The Items of Receipt grow surely small;
The Items of Expense mount one by one.
"The Rupaiyat of Omar Kal'vin" by Rudyard Kipling
And remembering…
Remembering, with twinklings and twinges,
As they lean over the beans in their rented back room
that is full of beads and receipts and dolls and
cloths, tobacco crumbs, vases and fringes.
"The Bean Eaters" by Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks
So we stepped "around the corner" to what hiz Bank wuz at,
What we found a cashyeer writin', who wuz plezzant-like an' fat.
Then I handed him my money, and took a big receipt,
An' after drinkin' tew the Bank, we started up the street.
"A Stockman's Adventures in New York" by William Lawrence Chittenden

In news:

Kellogg 's and United Biscuits are backing a new mobile couponing service that allows users to scan receipts to receive cashback.
"Suicide with receipts," they'd say.
Lawyer can't sue gov't over receipt mistake.
0Cash, checks and credit card receipts have been stolen.
Macy's dropped its 180-day limit for returns, accepting most items with a receipt.
I renewed my tag earlier this month, but lost my receipt and sticker before I put the sticker on my car.
Edison Applebee's Server Gets Nasty Message On Receipt.
Total spending on the midterms could eclipse $4 billion by the time all the receipts are counted, including more than $400 million by independent groups.
Neat Research Finds Overwhelming Need for Systems that Better Manage Receipts for Holiday Shopping and Beyond.
Over 70 percent of surveyed smartphone users would find it helpful to manage receipts with a mobile device or personal cloud-based solution.
Mac users can keep receipts Neat , mostly.
"Instead, she provided an assortment of invoices, register receipts, and other documents that could not be matched to any of RGI's reimbursement requests," the aud...
Side-by-sides still provide a much higher parts and accessory sale at the new unit purchase time, although that total receipt has declined over the year-ago period.
Papa John's Issues Racist Receipt, Generic Apology.
The county's municipalities and the school district are confident they will see more dollars if the commissioners select the 25 percent of receipts option.
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In science:

We call the protocol a Verifiab le Segment Receipt (VSR) protocol.
Efficient Defence against Misbehaving TCP Receiver DoS Attacks
We call this protocol a Verifiable Segment Receipt (VSR) protocol.
Efficient Defence against Misbehaving TCP Receiver DoS Attacks
If e is the sending of a message by one process and e(cid:48) is the receipt of the same message by another process, then e (cid:16) e(cid:48) . 3.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
DC acknowledges receipt of a QEII Fellowship from the Australian Government.
The Effect of Major Mergers on Age and Metallicity Across the Fundamental Plane
However the application of Propositions 2-3 requires to compute the functions E or bE and there is no a general receipt how to do it.
Upper functions for positive random functionals
Times of receipt of the trigger message were measured to an accuracy of about 5 seconds.
Detection of the RF Pulse Associated With Cosmic Ray Air Showers
During remote receipt of trigger notifications, other tasks were being performed, such as setting up of antenna, monitoring of RF backgrounds, and testing of preamplifier.
Detection of the RF Pulse Associated With Cosmic Ray Air Showers
These data will then be captured and inspected visually upon receipt of a large-event trigger.
Detection of the RF Pulse Associated With Cosmic Ray Air Showers
After receipt of a trigger from the ZEUS detector, eight samples are transferred from the pipeline to an analog buffer and multiplexed to ADCs.
The Presampler for the Forward and Rear Calorimeter in the ZEUS Detector
Using the explicit receipt for the computation of MCλ , one can evaluate Equation (2.1.2) and finds matrices for the monodromy tuple h (these are given in the Appendix).
On exceptional rigid local systems
Receipt-freeness: a voter neither obtains nor is able to construct a receipt proving the content of her vote.
A modular eballot system - V0.6
The protocol does not have countermeasures against Vote Selling, indeed it lacks the receipt-freeness property since it bases some of its security properties on the receipt given to the voter by the VoteSrv.
A modular eballot system - V0.6
Activating security on a specific date or at a certain time of day. Activating security upon receipt of sensitive data.
A Tiered Security System for Mobile Devices
In addition, after receipt of this indication, TCP is also required to cache the packets intended for this mobile.
A Near-Optimal Scheme for TCP ACK Pacing to Maintain Throughput in Wireless Networks
This allows the algorithm to scale very well, as the number of message transmissions and receipts is independent of the network size.
Multiresolution Cube Estimators for Sensor Network Aggregate Queries
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