What does the word reception mean?

Usage examples for reception

  1. At the end of all her 'scenes' she has a regular reception- for men only- of course! – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  2. I have put myself in the correct mental attitude of reception; I am holding to the perfect All. – Somewhere in Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  3. Something has happened which makes the reception of further guests impossible. – The House in the Mist by Anna Katharine Green