Part of speech: noun

The act of receiving, or the state of being received; receipt.

Part of speech: noun

A social entertainment.

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Usage examples "reception":

  1. At the end of all her 'scenes' she has a regular reception- for men only- of course! - "Thelma", 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", Harry Leon Wilson.
  3. Something has happened which makes the reception of further guests impossible. - "The House in the Mist", Anna Katharine Green.