Definition of Receptionist

1. Noun. A secretary whose main duty is to answer the telephone and receive visitors.

Generic synonyms: Secretarial Assistant, Secretary
Derivative terms: Reception, Reception

Definition of Receptionist

1. Noun. An employee who receives visitors and/or calls, typically in an office setting. ¹

2. Noun. A secretary whose tasks prominently include the above. ¹

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Definition of Receptionist

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Receptionist

receptaculum chyli
receptaculum ganglii petrosi
receptaculum pecqueti
reception center
reception desk
reception desks
reception line
reception room
receptionist (current term)
receptive aphasia
receptive field
receptive language
receptor aggregation

Literary usage of Receptionist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Snake Walkers by J. Everett Prewitt (2005)
"It was Hannah, the middle-aged receptionist and secretary. "Tony? Is that what you like to be called?" "No, Miss Dickinson. It's Anthony. ..."

2. Wilson's Photographic Magazine (1914)
"THE receptionist OF TODAY made in the rendering- of tones, in harmonious and effective lighting, in suggestion of character, in selection of pose and ..."

3. The Substance of the Argument Delivered Before the Judicial Committee of the by Archibald John Stephens, Great Britain Privy Council. Judicial Committee (1872)
"... where he says: "There is " a doctrine as to tthe mode of the Presence which " has obtained the name of the receptionist Doc- " trine. ..."

4. The Baker Street Bunch and the Missing Honeybees Mystery by Michael W. Paulson (2005)
"The intercom buzzed. Steiner hurried back to his desk and responded. The receptionist advised that according to the woman who answered the telephone at ..."

5. Wilson's Photographic Magazine (1908)
"THE receptionist. BY MISS JULIA C. REITH. [ONE of the most interesting and readable articles contributed to the Association Annual is Miss Keith's ..."

6. Eastern Standard Tribe by Cory Doctorow (2005)
"The receptionist had precious little patience for entertaining personal ... The receptionist glared at him as he commed into the lobby and extended his hand ..."

7. U.S. Government Tdd/Tyy Directory edited by Robert J. Woods (1999)
"Interior Bureau of Land Management Billings Resource Area 810 E Maan Street Billings, MT 59105 receptionist 406/238-1540 V/TDD/TTY Interior Bureau of Land ..."

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