recipient meaning

[ ri'sipiənt ] Pronunciation:   "recipient" in a sentence
  • Noun: recipient  ri'sipeeunt
    1. A person who receives something
      - receiver 
    2. The semantic role of the animate entity that is passively involved in the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
      - recipient role

    Derived forms: recipients

    See also: receive

    Type of: acquirer, participant role, semantic role

    Encyclopedia: Recipient

  • [Business]
    noun [C] (formal)

    a person who receives sth:

    The country is one of the biggest recipients of foreign investment.

    email/loan recipients

    He was a recipient of a Business Enterprise Trust Award.

    The check was returned because the recipient had moved without notifying the IRS.

  • [Medicine]
    n : an individual who receives biological material (as blood or an organ) from a donor

  • [Computer]
    <communications> One who receives; receiver. E.g. "No recipient of the e-mail message will know about the other addressees who were listed in the BCC header."


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  1. the recipients of the prizes had their names printed in the paper.
  2. the phoumi regime became the recipient of american military aid.
  3. bunce was one of the surviving recipients of hiram's charity.
  4. both electrons don't count for the donor and neither for the recipient.
  5. now i have filled in the name and address of the recipient and of the sender.

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