Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The one to whom something is addressed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The person or organization to which something, such as a letter or message, is addressed, for whom the item is intended.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One to whom anything is addressed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who is addressed; specifically, one to whom anything is addressed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one to whom something is addressed

Etymologies

address +‎ -ee (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We use Medco for our 3 month supplies and they ship in white plastic 10 1/4 "x13 1/4" x2 1/8 "unpadded envelopes and there are no markings identifying the contents (the addressee is MHS Services).

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  • Of course, research was relatively simple if the addressee was a prisoner, an internee, or an exiled person who sent news to his family; but it was a difficult task when relatives had received no news from the addressee for a month or a year or more.

    Pius XII's Massive Crusade (Part 1)

  • Likewise, "y'all" when used in the presence of a single person automatically invokes some larger set of people of which the addressee is a member.

    languagehat.com: HOW TO TALK SOUTHERN.

  • Rather than retaining the conscious position of an addressee, that is, readers are being conscripted for an obliquely moral agenda that they may no longer contest without appearing to violate a covenant with the confessional subject.

    The Voice of Critique: Aesthetic Cognition After Kant,

  • The addressee was the well-known pianoforte master, the father of Clara Schumann

    Letters

  • The addressee was the clever leader of the Young School of Northern Composers.

    Letters

  • The inscription with signature, but without the name of the addressee is the bud.

    In The Queens' Parlour

  • You'll hardly need reminding that the addressee is the first among equals in a dictatorial regime that oppresses a billion people.

    Brothers Judd Book Reviews

  • I hope it's not quite true that no one reads it, for today one can't simply be a viewer, as we habitually call the addressee of contemporary art.

    The Nation: Top Stories

  • (Printed in his Allgemeine Musik-Zeitung, 1887, No. 38.) ” The addressee was the well-known friend of Wagner.

    Letters

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