ee

-ee

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 ).

Origin:
< French -é, (masculine), -ée (feminine), past participle endings < Latin -ātus, -āta -ate1

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EE

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

E.E.

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

e.e.

errors excepted.
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ee1 (iː)
 
n , pl een
a Scot word for eye

ee2
 
the internet domain name for
Estonia

EE
 
abbreviation for
1.  Early English
2.  electrical engineer(ing)
3.  (in New Zealand) ewe equivalent

e.e.
 
abbreviation for
errors excepted

-ee
 
suffix forming nouns
1.  indicating a person who is the recipient of an action (as opposed, esp in legal terminology, to the agent, indicated by -or or -er): assignee; grantee; lessee
2.  indicating a person in a specified state or condition: absentee; employee
3.  indicating a diminutive form of something: bootee
 
[via Old French -e, -ee, past participial endings, from Latin -ātus, -āta-ate1]

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Word Origin & History

-ee
in legal English (and in imitation of it), represents the Anglo-Fr. -é ending of pps. used as nouns. As these sometimes were coupled with agent nouns in -or, the two suffixes came to be used as a pair to denote the initiator and the recipient of an action.
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Computing Dictionary

ee definition

networking
The country code for Estonia.
(1999-01-27)

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
EE
Early English
e.e.
errors excepted
E.E.
  1. electrical engineer

  2. electrical engineering

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