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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Something used to store smaller objects; container.

Usage examples (34)
  • The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
  • Is it safe to assume that the receptacle is indeed grounded?
  • Now go back, unload 2 blocks from receptacle I, and place those 2 in receptacle II.
  • It was a small, square, very flat tin receptacle of some kind, rusted and moldy, and about six inches long and wide. for more
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