reception


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!

cool reception

An unenthusiastic, disdainful, or unfriendly welcome. My wife met me with a rather cool reception when I came home at 3 AM.
See also: cool, reception

warm welcome

A hearty, hospitable reception or greeting, as in We got a very warm welcome when we finally arrived. This expression, dating from the mid-1700s, should not be confused with the similar warm reception, which from about 1700 signified a hostile welcome, as in His rivals were planning a warm reception for him.
See also: warm, welcome
References in periodicals archive ?
Sherburn Primary School, Hill Site, reception class.
Mrs Kilgallon and Miss Bradshaw's Reception Classes at Christ Church Primary School, Bootle, and inset, Millie Muirhead and Jake Parry
In Lebanon, Badr bin Mohammed al-Manthri, the Sultanate's Ambassador to Lebanon hosted a reception at Venice Hotel in Beirut on the occasion of the 46th Glorious National Day.
According to the new directive, only one reception for Republic Day will be held at Ecankaya presidential palace.
Office receptions are moving away from blond veneers to jewel tones, trendy lighting, custom art and artefacts and rugs.
Ecumenical reception" differs from what Rusch calls "classical reception.
ABOVE: Kader Primary School, Acklam, reception class, L2R teacher Miss Hobson, and teaching assistant Miss McAndrew Picture by ANDY STEVENSON; ABOVE: Kader Primary School, Acklam, reception class, L2R teacher Mrs Pacey and teaching assistant Miss McAndrew Picture by ANDY STEVENSON; RIGHT: Reception class at Rose Wood Primary School, Coulby Newham Picture by ANDY STEVENSON; ABOVE: Teesville Infants School, Teesville, reception class, L2R teaching assistant Miss Careay, teacher Mrs Fawcett and teaching assistant Mrs Bennett Picture by ANDY STEVENSON; ABOVE: Teesville Infants School, Teesville, reception class, L2R teaching assistant Miss Careay, teacher Mrs Powell and teaching assistant Mrs Bennett Picture by ANDY STEVENSON
The reception and fala will take place at Chelsea Piers, Pier 60 (Hudson River & 23rd St.
Henry Alvarado from Monroe High School was the first-place winner at the reception.
One-Day Tutorial Only Passport--Includes a one-day tutorial, course handouts, plated lunch and Certificate of Completion, plus admission to the Welcome Luncheon (if taking a Sunday tutorial), FREE Tuesday sessions, two-day exhibition, General Sessions, Opening Night Reception, Casino Night, and Year of the Designer Reception.
Co-sponsor, ARMA's 50th Anniversary Pavilion and Reception
Three key areas in which the PM has sown confusion are ecumenism, reception of Church doctrine, and Catholic sexual morality.
Paul Lettinck, Aristotle's Meteorology and its Reception in the Arab World with an Edition and Translation of Ibn Suwar's Treatise on Meteorological Phenomena and Ibn Bajja's Commentary on the Meteorology (Leiden/Boston/Koln: Brill, 1999), ix+505 pp, HB, ISBN 90 04 10933 1
The 140-page magazine will hit newsstands March 30 and has departments devoted to each aspect of the reception, including cakes, cocktails, favors and stationery, plus pictorial spreads on nine different types of receptions.