receipt noun

1 piece of paper showing what was paid for

ADJ. original

VERB + RECEIPT ask (sb) for | get, obtain | receive | have Could I have a receipt for that please? | make out, write (out) a receipt made out for £5 | sign | give sb, issue | keep You can claim a refund provided you keep the receipt. | produce The original receipt must be produced in order to reclaim your goods.


PREP. ~ for She issued a receipt for the goods.

2 act of receiving sth

VERB + RECEIPT acknowledge I would be grateful if you would acknowledge receipt of this letter.

PREP. in ~ of people in receipt of housing benefit | on/upon ~ of The goods will be sent on receipt of your cheque.

PHRASES the date for receipt The closing date for receipt of your application is July 14. | within … days of receipt Items should be paid for within 14 days of receipt.

3 receipts: money received

ADJ. total Cash income is calculated by subtracting total trading income from total receipts. | net | capital | income, revenue | tax | cash | foreign currency/exchange | dollar, euro, etc. | box-office, gate, match

VERB + RECEIPT receive

RECEIPT + VERB rise Customs and excise receipts rose 2.5 per cent. | reach sth Cash receipts reached £70 million. | fall, slump Match receipts slumped by £89,000 compared to last season.

PREP. ~ from receipts from land sales

PHRASES receipts and payments