Crossword clues for receipt
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Receipt \Re*ceipt"\ (r[-e]*s[=e]t"), n. [OE. receite, OF. recete, recepte, F. recette, fr. L. recipere, receptum, to receive. See Receive.]
The act of receiving; reception. ``At the receipt of your letter.''
Reception, as an act of hospitality. [Obs.]
Thy kind receipt of me.
Capability of receiving; capacity. [Obs.]
It has become a place of great receipt.
Place of receiving. [Obs.]
He saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom.
--Matt. ix. 9.
Hence, a recess; a retired place. [Obs.] ``In a retired receipt together lay.''
A formulary according to the directions of which things are to be taken or combined; a recipe; as, a receipt for making sponge cake.
She had a receipt to make white hair black.
--Sir T. Browne.
A writing acknowledging the taking or receiving of goods delivered; an acknowledgment of money paid.
That which is received; that which comes in, in distinction from what is expended, paid out, sent away, and the like; -- usually in the plural; as, the receipts amounted to a thousand dollars.
Gross receipts. See under Gross, a.
Receipt \Re*ceipt"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Receipted; p. pr. & vb. n. Receipting.]
To give a receipt for; as, to receipt goods delivered by a sheriff.
To put a receipt on, as by writing or stamping; as, to receipt a bill.
Receipt \Re*ceipt"\, v. i. To give a receipt, as for money paid.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "act of receiving;" also "statement of ingredients in a potion or medicine;" from Anglo-French or Old North French receite "receipt, recipe, prescription" (c.1300), altered (by influence of receit "he receives," from Vulgar Latin *recipit) from Old French recete, from Latin recepta "received," fem. past participle of recipere (see receive). Meaning "written acknowledgment of money or goods received" is from c.1600.
n. 1 The act of receiving, or the fact of having been received. 2 (label en obsolete) The fact of having received a blow, injury etc. 3 (label en in the plural) A quantity or amount received; takings. 4 A written acknowledgment that a specified article or sum of money has been received. 5 A recipe, instructions, prescription. 6 (label en obsolete) A receptacle. 7 (label en obsolete) A revenue office. 8 (label en obsolete) reception, as an act of hospitality. 9 (label en obsolete) Capability of receiving; capacity. 10 (label en obsolete) A recess; a retired place. vb. 1 To give or write a receipt (for something) 2 To put a receipt on, as by writing or stamping; to mark a bill as having been paid
n. the act of receiving [syn: reception]
an acknowledgment (usually tangible) that payment has been made
v. report the receipt of; "The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper" [syn: acknowledge]
mark or stamp as paid
A receipt is a written acknowledgment that a specified article or payment has been received. A receipt records the sale of goods or provision of a service. If the recipient of the payment is required to collect a tax from the customer, the amount collected would also be included on the receipt and the amount would be deemed to have been collected on behalf of the relevant government tax authority. In many countries a retailer is required to include the tax and similar amounts in the price of goods sold. Similarly, amounts may be deducted from amounts payable, as in the case of wage withholding taxes. On the other hand, tips or other gratuities given by a customer, for example in a restaurant, would not form part of the payment amount. In some countries, it is obligatory for a business to provide a receipt to a customer confirming the details of a transaction. In most cases the recipient of money provides the receipt, but in some cases the receipt is generated by the payer, as in the case of goods returned to a store for a refund. A receipt is not the same as an invoice.
However, there is usually no set form for a receipt, such as a requirement that it be machine generated. Many point-of-sale terminals or cash registers automatically produce receipts. Receipts may also be generated by accounting systems, be manually produced or generated electronically, for example if there is not a face-to-face transaction. To reduce the cost of postage and processing, many businesses do not mail receipts to customers, unless specifically requested or required by law; some transmitting them electronically. Others, to reduce time and paper, may endorse an invoice, account or statement as "Paid".
Usage examples of "receipt".
Her father, whose name was Moses, thought it a good bargain, congratulated his daughter, took the forty pistoles and gave me a receipt, and begged me to do them the honour of breakfasting with them the next day.
Interpose is hereby directed to provide, pursuant to Federation law and naval restrictions, all services requested by Pandronian representaffve Commander Ari bn Bem subsequent to his receipt of important message to him from his government.
Michel handed over bezants and silver in the sum of seventy-two sous, a sum that a week ago had seemed impossibly large, and received a neatly written receipt.
When he had done so, I handed him eight sequins out of my own purse, and made him give me a receipt in the name of the captain, who could only speak German, Hungarian, and Latin.
Now, I can tell you, that your auld Laird is disturbed in his grave by your curses, and the wailing of your family, and if ye daur venture to go to see him, he will give you the receipt.
Bonneval gave me a letter for Cardinal Acquaviva, which I sent to Rome with an account of my journey, but his eminence did not think fit to acknowledge the receipt of either.
After telling him of my fears, I slipped into his hand a packet of three hundred louis, for which I did not ask for a receipt, saying that they were to defray expenses if I were mulcted in costs.
Only arrived at Dilling ham last night to find Cecil ia Sea- grave in receipt of a dashed odd message about the whereabouts of her family!
Prescott, there was a little package for Captain Wren, expressed, and Doty signed the receipt and sent it by the orderly.
Off the top Oscar, I said off the top, they have gross participation deals, percentage of the gross cash receipts that come in from the movie theatres, networks, cable, home video, foreign exhibitors, net they figure on an accrual basis after their negative costs and distribution, advertising the rest of.
Wang wrinkled her nose at the latest potpourri simmering on the decorative brazier, reminded Xiao Fei to dust the good-fortune frogs, then wandered off for her hair appointment while taking the morning receipts with her.
After a spirited debate with a genderless dullard regarding my lack of a receipt versus my willingness to stand there all night and argue, I proffered money for a packet of prints.
When the hacendado entered the kitchen they shook hands gravely and the hacendado asked after his health and he said that it was excellent and handed him the pieces of the letter together with a sheaf of bills and receipts from cafes and gas stations and feedstores and jails and he handed him the money he had left including the change in his pockets and he handed him the keys to the truck and lastly he handed him the factura from the Mexican aduana at Piedras Negras together with a long manilla envelope tied with a blue ribbon that contained the papers on the horse and the bill of sale.
The total receipts amounted to two millions, and the administration made a profit of six hundred thousand francs, of which Paris alone had contributed a hundred thousand francs.
Paris had eighteen or twenty ternes, and although they were small they increased the reputation of the lottery, and it was easy to see that the receipts at the next drawing would be doubled.