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Definition: Receiving ship
(r[-e]*s[=e]v"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
(r[-e]*s[=e]vd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Receiving
[OF. receveir, recevoir, F. recevoir, fr. L. recipere; pref.
re- re- + capere to take, seize. See Capable
1. To take, as something that is offered, given, committed,
sent, paid, or the like; to accept; as, to receive money
offered in payment of a debt; to receive a gift, a
message, or a letter.
Receyven all in gree that God us sent. --Chaucer.
2. Hence: To gain the knowledge of; to take into the mind by
assent to; to give admission to; to accept, as an opinion,
notion, etc.; to embrace.
Our hearts receive your warnings. --Shak.
The idea of solidity we receive by our touch.
3. To allow, as a custom, tradition, or the like; to give
credence or acceptance to.
Many other things there be which they have received
to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots. --Mark
4. To give admittance to; to permit to enter, as into one's
house, presence, company, and the like; as, to receive a
lodger, visitor, ambassador, messenger, etc.
They kindled a fire, and received us every one.
5. To admit; to take in; to hold; to contain; to have
capacity for; to be able to take in.
The brazen altar that was before the Lord was too
little to receive the burnt offerings. --1 Kings
6. To be affected by something; to suffer; to be subjected
to; as, to receive pleasure or pain; to receive a wound or
a blow; to receive damage.
Against his will he can receive no harm. --Milton.
7. To take from a thief, as goods known to be stolen.
8. (Lawn Tennis) To bat back (the ball) when served.
, one on board of which newly recruited
sailors are received, and kept till drafted for service.
Syn: To accept; take; allow; hold; retain; admit.
. To receive describes simply the
act of taking. To accept denotes the taking with
approval, or for the purposes for which a thing is
offered. Thus, we receive a letter when it comes to
hand; we receive news when it reaches us; we accept a
present when it is offered; we accept an invitation to
dine with a friend.
Who, if we knew
What we receive, would either not accept
Life offered, or soon beg to lay it down.