formal reception

formal reception
official greeting, ceremonious or stately welcome

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • reception — re‧cep‧tion [rɪˈsepʆn] noun 1. [uncountable] the desk or office where visitors who arrive in a hotel or large organization go first: • Please leave your key at the reception desk. 2. [uncountable] the area around or in front of a reception desk… …   Financial and business terms

  • reception — [ri sep′shən] n. [ME recepcion < OFr reception < L receptio < pp. of recipere: see RECEIVE] 1. a) a receiving or being received b) the manner of this [a friendly reception] 2. a social function, often formal, for the receiving of guests …   English World dictionary

  • reception — ► NOUN 1) the action or process of receiving someone or something. 2) the way in which something is received: an enthusiastic reception. 3) a formal social occasion held to welcome someone or celebrate an event. 4) the area in a hotel, office,… …   English terms dictionary

  • reception — noun 1 (esp. BrE) area in a building VERB + RECEPTION ▪ report to ▪ All delegates should report to the reception on arrival. ▪ call, call down to, phone, ring (BrE) …   Collocations dictionary

  • reception — n. social gathering 1) to give, hold; host a reception 2) a diplomatic; formal; informal; official; wedding reception 3) a reception for (a reception for graduating students) 4) at a reception (we met at the reception) reaction, response greeting …   Combinatory dictionary

  • reception — re|cep|tion [ rı sepʃən ] noun ** ▸ 1 formal party ▸ 2 way someone/something is received ▸ 3 where visitors are met ▸ 4 quality of picture/sound ▸ 5 receiving of someone/something 1. ) count a formal party to welcome someone or to celebrate… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • reception — [[t]rɪse̱pʃ(ə)n[/t]] receptions 1) N SING: the N, oft N n, also at N The reception in a hotel is the desk or office that books rooms for people and answers their questions. [mainly BRIT] Have him bring a car round to the reception... ...the hotel …   English dictionary

  • reception */*/ — UK [rɪˈsepʃ(ə)n] / US [rɪˈsepʃən] noun Word forms reception : singular reception plural receptions 1) a) [uncountable] the part of a large building such as a hotel or office where there is someone whose job is to welcome visitors, deal with… …   English dictionary

  • reception — re|cep|tion W3 [rıˈsepʃən] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(welcome/reaction)¦ 2¦(hotel/office)¦ 3¦(party)¦ 4¦(signals)¦ 5¦(football)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: Latin receptio, from recipere; RECEIVE] 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Reception history of Jane Austen — The reception history of Jane Austen s works follows a path from modest fame to wild popularity. Jane Austen, an early nineteenth century British novelist, authored works such as Pride and Prejudice (1813) and Emma (1815). Her novels have become… …   Wikipedia

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