Synonyms for receptacle

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The Constitution is neither a legislative crazy-quilt nor a receptacle of fads.

But now a third kind is required, which I shall call the receptacle or nurse of generation.

We reply, that it is the receptacle, and in a manner the nurse, of all generation.

Arriving at the grave, the casket was let down into the receptacle prepared for it.

We had also a receptacle for beehives, and an ancient sepulchre.

But in Greek theca (, θήκη) is a place to put something, a receptacle.

It assumes that he is a receptacle into which the desired message may be poured.

The dust is then driven by a fan into a receptacle provided for that purpose.

This particular hole was selected as the receptacle for the gold.

It seems also to have been a receptacle for lamps, several of which were found there.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French receptacle (14c.) and directly from Latin receptaculum "place to receive and store things," from receptare, frequentative of recipere "to hold, contain" (see receive). As an adjectival form, receptacular (1847) has been used.

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nouncylindrical container
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