1. Literally, "that which into is deposited (received)" as in Waste Receptacle--fancy term for trashcan.
2. Electrical. A flush- or panel-mount, outlet, of the female gender. If not providing AC or DC power, may also be known as a jack. In North America, the most popular receptacle is the NEMA 5-15 (Edison) Grounded Duplex Receptacle:
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