Recorded since c.1386 as "statement of ingredients in a potion or medicine," from Anglo-Norman or Old Northern French receite (“receipt, recipe”) (1304), altered (by influence of receit (“he receives”), from Latin recipit) from Old French recete, from Latin receptus, perfect passive participle of recipiō, itself from re- (“back”) + capiō (“I take”). The unpronounced p was later inserted to make the word appear closer to its Latin root.
receipt (countable and uncountable, plural receipts)
- The act of receiving, or the fact of having been received.
- (obsolete) The fact of having received a blow, injury etc.
1485 July 31, Thomas Malory, “(please specify the chapter)”, in [Le Morte Darthur], (please specify the book number), [London]: […] [by William Caxton], OCLC 71490786; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur […], London: Published by David Nutt, […], 1889, OCLC 890162034:, Bk.VI, Ch.xvi:
- And therewith Sir Launcelot gate all his armoure as well as he myght and put hit upon hym for drede of more resseite […].
- (in the plural) A quantity or amount received; takings.
This weekend's receipts alone cover our costs to mount the production!
- A written acknowledgment that a specified article or sum of money has been received.
- (archaic in New England and rural US since end of 20th century, elsewhere since middle of 20th century) A recipe, instructions, prescription.
- (Can we date this quote?) Sir Thomas Browne
- She had a receipt to make white hair black.
- 1863, Sheridan Le Fanu, The House by the Churchyard
- Have you never eaten them, either preserved or candied […] if you will allow me, Sir, I shall be very happy to send the receipt to your housekeeper.
- (obsolete) A receptacle.
- (obsolete) A revenue office.
- (obsolete) Reception, as an act of hospitality.
- (obsolete) Capability of receiving; capacity.
- (Can we date this quote?) John Evelyn
- It has become a place of great receipt.
- (obsolete) A recess; a retired place.
- Arabic: إِيصَال m (ʾīṣāl)
- Armenian: please add this translation if you can
- Belarusian: квіта́нцыя f (kvitáncyja), распі́ска f (raspíska)
- Bengali: রসিদ (rasid)
- Bulgarian: квита́нция (bg) f (kvitáncija), разпи́ска (bg) f (razpíska)
- Catalan: rebut (ca) m, rebuda (ca) f
- Cantonese: 收據, 收据 (sau1 geoi3)
- Mandarin: 收條 (zh), 收条 (zh) (shōutiáo), 發票 (zh), 发票 (zh) (fāpiào)
- Czech: stvrzenka f, účtenka (cs) f
- Danish: kvittering c, bon (da) c (receipt from a cash registry)
- Dutch: ontvangsbewijs n, kwitantie (nl), bonnetje (nl) n
- Esperanto: kvitanco
- Faroese: kvittan f
- Finnish: kuitti (fi), kuittaus (fi)
- French: for money or for hand-given thing: reçu m, récépissé; for owed money: any of the preceding or quittance (specially for rents); for sent e-mail, letter, parcel: accusé de réception, ticket (fr) m (in a shop)
- Georgian: ქვითარი (kvitari)
- German: Empfangsbestätigung (de) f, Quittung (de) f
- Gujarati: રસીદ (rasīd), પાવતી (pāvtī)
- Hebrew: קַבָּלָה (he) f (kabbala)
- Hindi: रसीद (hi) f (rasīd)
- Hungarian: nyugta (hu), elismervény (hu)
- Irish: admháil f, fáltas m
- Italian: quietanza (it) f, ricevuta (it) f, scontrino (it) m
- Japanese: 領収書 (りょうしゅうしょ, ryōshūsho), レシート (ja) (reshīto), 受領書 (じゅりょうしょ, juryōsho)
- Khmer: បង្កាន់ដៃ (bɑŋkan day)
- Korean: 영수증 (ko) (yeongsujeung) (領收證 (ko))
- Lombard: scontrin m, recevuda f, recevida f
- Lun Bawang: rasit
- Macedonian: по́тврда f (pótvrda), сметкопо́тврда f (smetkopótvrda), бе́лешка f (béleška)
- Malay: resit
- Maori: rihīti, puka whakamana utu
- Mongolian: баримт (mn) (barimt), тасалбар (mn) (tasalbar)
- Norman: tchittance f, èrchu m
- Norwegian: kvittering
- Polish: paragon (pl) m
- Portuguese: recibo (pt) m, nota fiscal f, talão (pt) m
- Romanian: chitanță (ro) f
- Russian: квита́нция (ru) f (kvitáncija), распи́ска (ru) f (raspíska), чек (ru) m (ček)
- Spanish: recibo (es) m
- Swahili: resiti
- Swedish: kvitto (sv) n, kvittens (sv) c, mottagarbevis n
- Telugu: రసీదు (te) (rasīdu)
- Thai: ใบเสร็จ (bai-sèt), ใบรับเงิน, ใบรับของ
- Tibetan: བྱུང་འཛིན་ (byung 'dzin)
- Turkish: makbuz (tr)
- Ukrainian: квита́нція f (kvytáncija), розпи́ска f (rozpýska)
- Vietnamese: biên lai (vi), biên nhận
- Welsh: derbynneb f, taleb f
- Yiddish: קוויט m (kvit)
receipt (third-person singular simple present receipts, present participle receipting, simple past and past participle receipted)
- To give or write a receipt (for something).
- to receipt delivered goods
- To put a receipt on, as by writing or stamping; to mark a bill as having been paid.
- to receipt a bill