I've been following the forums with great interest for some 2 years now. Started studying Japanese only 2 years ago but I've already finished Rtk1 and Rtk2 8 months ago. After that "digestion" period, I've now taken up Rtk 3 around a month ago (Yay!).
I've come as far as # 2264 (托) now and the key word for this one is "receptacle". However I've checked some dictionaries and it's meaning is given rather as "requesting; entrusting with; pretend; hint" etc. I'm a little bit confused, so would anyone have any explanation about the discrepancy?
I have to confess, my confusion stems from the fact that English is not my native language (it being Turkish) and so I had to first clarify the meaning of "receptacle". I looked it up in dictionary.com and it says it means a) a container, b) a part of a flower or c) an electrical contact device. Right after that I queried the kanji itself in a jp-eng dictionary and the definitions in my OP showed up.
Now I'm trying to come up with a story that would be relevant to both the key word and the kanji dictionary definitions. As per the example given by Womacks23 (茶托), do you think I should better imagine a kind of "container" for "receptacle"?