noun Date: 1901 a person employed to greet telephone callers, visitors, patients, or clients

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  • receptionist — (n.) person hired to receive clients in an office, 1900, from RECEPTION (Cf. reception) + IST (Cf. ist). Originally in photography studios. Let me not forget the receptionist generally and preferably, a woman of refined and gentle manners, well… …   Etymology dictionary

  • receptionist — UK US /rɪˈsepʃənɪst/ noun [C] ► HR, WORKPLACE a person who works in a hotel, office, etc., who answers the phone and helps guests or visitors when they arrive: »When you get here, the receptionist will direct you to my office …   Financial and business terms

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  • receptionist — /rəˈsɛpʃonist, ingl. rɪˈsɛpʃənɪst/ [vc. ingl., da reception «ricevimento»] s. m. e f. inv. (di azienda, di albergo, ecc.) portiere …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • receptionist — ► NOUN ▪ a person who greets and deals with clients and visitors to a surgery, office, hotel, etc …   English terms dictionary

  • receptionist — [ri sep′shənist] n. a person employed in an office to receive callers, give information, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Receptionist — A receptionist is a person in an office/administrative support position. The work is usually performed in a waiting area such as a lobby or front office desk of an organization or business. The title receptionist is attributed to the person who… …   Wikipedia

  • receptionist — [[t]rɪse̱pʃənɪst[/t]] receptionists 1) N COUNT In a hotel, the receptionist is the person whose job is to book rooms for people and answer their questions. [mainly BRIT] (in AM, use desk clerk) 2) N COUNT In an office or hospital, the… …   English dictionary

  • receptionist */ — UK [rɪˈsepʃ(ə)nɪst] / US [rɪˈsepʃənɪst] noun [countable] Word forms receptionist : singular receptionist plural receptionists someone who works in reception at a hotel or office …   English dictionary

  • receptionist — /ri sep sheuh nist/, n. 1. a person employed to receive and assist callers, clients, etc., as in an office. 2. Theol. a person who advocates receptionism. [1865 70; RECEPTION + IST] * * * …   Universalium

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