What is Reception ?

Reception is (noun) 1. a welcome The committee gave the proposal a favourable reception. The critics gave the play a warm reception. The minister had a rowdy reception at the meeting. 2. (at a hotel.) the place where guests go when they arrive or leave, e.g. to obtain the key to their room Let’s meet at reception at 9.00 am tomorrow. 3. (at an office) a place where visitors go when they arrive and say who they have come to see There’s a parcel waiting for you in reception. 4. a big party held to welcome special guests He hosted a reception for the prince. 5. the quality of the sound on a radio or the sound and picture of a TV broadcast Perhaps you’d get better reception if you moved the aerial.


source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level