- noun a container
- noun the plant part that carries the reproductive organs in lower plants such as mosses and liverworts
- A contact device installed in an electric outlet box for the connection of portable equipment or appliances.
- A power line termination whose socket serves to supply electric power to devices or equipment whose plug is inserted into it. Receptacles are usually mounted in a wall, although they may be found elsewhere, such as a floor, or in the back of another electrical device, such as an amplifier, Also called convenience outlet, outlet, electrical outlet, power outlet, or power receptacle.