You know that slim, white piece of paper the grocery store clerk gives you that lists everything you bought, how much you paid, and the change you received? That's a receipt.

A receipt is proof you bought and paid for something. At most stores, you need it if you're going to return what you bought. People collect receipts on business trips, so their employers will pay them back for what they purchased while away. Less commonly, receipt can be used as a verb, as in, "The clerk receipted my purchases," meaning that the clerk gave written proof that the items were paid for.

Definitions of receipt

n the act of receiving

Type of:
acquiring, getting
the act of acquiring something

n an acknowledgment (usually tangible) that payment has been made

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stub, ticket stub
a torn part of a ticket returned to the holder as a receipt
bill of lading, waybill
a receipt given by the carrier to the shipper acknowledging receipt of the goods being shipped and specifying the terms of delivery
pawn ticket
a pawnbroker's receipt for articles taken as security
rain check
a ticket stub entitling the holder to admission to a future event if the scheduled event was cancelled due to rain
Type of:
acknowledgement, acknowledgment
a statement acknowledging something or someone

v mark or stamp as paid

Type of:
check, check off, mark, mark off, tick, tick off
put a check mark on or near or next to

v report the receipt of

Type of:
communicate, pass, pass along, pass on, put across
transmit information

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