Synonyms for Receptacle:

n.

mold, catch-all, envelope. box (noun)
wastebasket.
case (noun)
drawer, caddy.
container (noun)
locker, ladle, bottle, cabinet, flask, tray, jug, trunk, cupboard, can, case, jar, closet, suitcase, pouch, cask, box, repository, bag, storage, crate, pocket, bin, bladder, barrel, shelf, sack, drum, drawer, cup, decanter, purse, bucket, basket, belly, tank, chest, vat, bowl, vault, reservoir, container, wallet, holder, stomach.
container for disposal, storage (noun)
hopper, wastebasket, box, holder, repository, bowl.
receptacle (noun)
magazine, canister, pail, crock, pitcher, hopper, saucer, caddy.

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Other relevant words:
wastebasket, mold, catch-all, envelope.

Usage examples for receptacle

  1. He set the spring of the trap and placed a glass ball in its receptacle at the end of one of the two projecting arms. – The Adventures of Bobby Orde by Stewart Edward White
  2. They gave the wretched man but scant consideration, and in less than three minutes had visited every pocket, examined every secret receptacle and practically turned him inside out. – The Rome Express by Arthur Griffiths
  3. If a woman wanted to hide some letters from her husband, and chose a curtain for a receptacle what room would hide them in. – Sight Unseen by Mary Roberts Rinehart