Meaning of -ee


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  1. a suffix forming from transitive verbs nouns which denote a person who is the object or beneficiary of the act specified by the verb (addressee; employee; grantee); recent formations now also mark the performer of an act, with the base being an intransitive verb (escapee; returnee; standee) or, less frequently, a transitive verb (attendee) or another part of speech (absentee; refugee).


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  1. a proportional shoe width size narrower than EEE and wider than E.


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  1. Early English.
  2. electrical engineer.
  3. electrical engineering.


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  1. errors excepted.
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See also:
  • ee (Thesaurus)