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1. receptacle

noun. ['rəˈsɛptəkəl'] a container that is used to put or keep things in.

Synonyms

  • dustpan
  • thunder mug
  • potty
  • pix
  • ossuary
  • plate
  • hot-water bottle
  • compositor's case
  • container
  • pyx
  • catchall
  • beehive
  • collection plate
  • out-tray
  • ashtray
  • tidy
  • case
  • hot-water bag
  • garbage
  • in-basket
  • cat box
  • tray
  • ash-pan
  • chamberpot
  • spittoon
  • typesetter's case
  • hive
  • hopper
  • save-all
  • in-tray
  • out-basket
  • trough
  • socket
  • cuspidor
  • coin box

Antonyms

  • in-basket
  • unloving
  • sober
  • important

Etymology

  • receptaculum (Latin)
  • recepto (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Receptacle

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Example sentences of the word receptacle


1. Noun, singular or mass
Throw away the bag in a receptacle that is outside.

Quotes containing the word receptacle


1. The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
- Pablo Picasso

2. Books were only one type of receptacle where we stored a lot of things we were afraid we might forget. There is nothing magical in them at all. The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the Universe together into one garment for us.
- Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

2. receptacle

noun. ['rəˈsɛptəkəl'] enlarged tip of a stem that bears the floral parts.

Synonyms

  • plant part
  • gynobase
  • stem
  • plant structure

Antonyms

  • inconsiderable
  • fixed-width font
  • proportional font
  • uncrate

Etymology

  • receptaculum (Latin)
  • recepto (Latin)

3. receptacle

noun. ['rəˈsɛptəkəl'] an electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert.

Synonyms

  • electric outlet
  • wall plug
  • socket
  • fitting
  • outlet box
  • outlet
  • electric receptacle
  • slot
  • electrical outlet
  • expansion slot

Antonyms

  • ungroomed
  • dirty
  • untidy
  • unfastidious

Etymology

  • receptaculum (Latin)
  • recepto (Latin)
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