Definition of receipt noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rɪˈsiːt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈsiːt//
    Cost and payment, Shopping in stores, Dining out
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  1. 1  (North American English also sales slip) [countable] receipt (for something) a piece of paper that shows that goods or services have been paid for Can I have a receipt, please? to make out (= write) a receipt Wordfinderbuy, discount, loyalty card, purchase, receipt, reduction, refund, short-change, store card, voucher CollocationsShoppingShopping go/​go out/​be out shopping go to (especially British English) the shops/(especially North American English) a store/(especially North American English) the mall do (British English) the shopping/(especially North American English) the grocery shopping/​a bit of window-shopping (North American English, informal) hit/​hang out at the mall try on clothes/​shoes indulge in some retail therapy go on a spending spree cut/​cut back on/​reduce your spending be/​get caught shoplifting donate something to/​take something to/​find something in (British English) a charity shop/(North American English) a thrift store buy/​sell/​find something at (British English) a car boot sale/(British English) a jumble sale/​a garage sale/(North American English) a yard sale find/​get/​pick up a bargainAt the shop/​store load/​push/​wheel (British English) a trolley/(North American English) a cart stand in/​wait in (British English) the checkout queue/(North American English) the checkout line (North American English) stand in line/ (British English) queue at the checkout bag (especially North American English) (your) groceries pack (away) (especially British English) your shopping stack/​stock/​restock the shelves at a store (with something) be (found) on/​appear on supermarket/​shop/​store shelves be in/​have in/​be out of/​run out of stock deal with/​help/​serve customers run a special promotion be on special offerBuying goods make/​complete a purchase buy/​purchase something online/​by mail order make/​place/​take an order for something buy/​order something in bulk/​in advance accept/​take credit cards pay (in) cash/​by (credit/​debit) card/(British English) with a gift voucher/(North American English) with a gift certificate enter your PIN number ask for/​get/​obtain a receipt return/​exchange an item/​a product be entitled to/​ask for/​demand a refund compare prices offer (somebody)/give (somebody)/get/​receive a 30% discount See related entries: Cost and payment, Shopping in stores, Dining out
  2. 2[uncountable] receipt (of something) (formal) the act of receiving something to acknowledge receipt of a letter The goods will be dispatched on receipt of an order form. Are you in receipt of any state benefits?
  3. 3receipts [plural] (business) money that a business, bank or government receives net/gross receipts
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French receite, from medieval Latin recepta ‘received’, feminine past participle of Latin recipere. The -p- was inserted in imitation of the Latin spelling.Extra examples Cash receipts reached £70 million. Could I have a receipt for that please? Customs and excise receipts rose 2.5 per cent. Do you need a receipt? Gate receipts have fallen compared to last season. His credit-card receipts show he was in New York at the time. I would be grateful if you would acknowledge receipt of this letter. Items should be paid for within 14 days of receipt. Match receipts slumped by £89 000 compared to last season. She issued a receipt for the goods. Tax receipts rose 2.5%. The closing date for receipt of your application is July 14. The goods will be sent on receipt of your cheque. The machine issues a paper receipt on request. The original receipt must be produced in order to reclaim your goods. There was a little receipt printer on the counter. Upon receipt of payment by the bank, the goods will be dispatched. You can claim a refund provided you keep the receipt. a receipt made out for £5 an estimation of the receipts and expenditure for this financial year organizations in receipt of UN funding people in receipt of housing benefit receipts from land sales
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