Receiver may refer to:

In Technology:

  • The listening device part of a telephone
    • The handset that sometimes contains the above device
    • The headset (audio) that can also contain the above device.
  • AV receiver, part of a home theatre system
  • Digital media receiver
  • Receiver (firearms), which houses the working parts of the firearm
  • Receiver (modulated ultrasound), a device that converts a modulated ultrasonic wave into usable information
  • Receiver (radio), an electronic device that converts a signal from a modulated radio wave into usable information
    • Tuner (radio)
  • Television set
    • Tuner (television)
  • Tuner (electronics)

Other uses:

  • Receiver (information theory), the receiving end of a communications channel
  • In receivership, a person appointed as a custodian of another entity's property by a court of law or a creditor of the owner, pending a lawsuit or bankruptcy
  • Metropolitan Police Receiver, formerly the chief financial officer of the London Metropolitan Police
  • Receiver of Wreck, an official of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency of the United Kingdom, who is concerned with the management of wrecked ships and boats
  • Wide receiver, an offensive position in American and Canadian football
  • A type of midfielder in Australian rules football
  • A person who receives goods in a distribution center

Receive may mean:

  • To take part in Eucharist, the Christian sacrament of consecrating bread and wine

Famous quotes containing the word receiver:

    Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    Gifts must affect the receiver to the point of shock.
    Walter Benjamin (1892–1940)