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



BrE BrE//rɪˈsepʃənɪst//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈsepʃənɪst//
Professions, Hotel people
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a person whose job is to deal with people arriving at or telephoning a hotel, an office building, a doctor’s surgery, etc. Wordfindercure, doctor, examine, medicine, patient, practice, prescribe, receptionist, specialist, surgeon See related entries: Professions, Hotel people
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: receptionist