return address

noun

: an address on an envelope or package that shows where the envelope or package should be returned to if it cannot be delivered
I forgot to put the return address on the envelope.

Examples of return address in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many, according to the report, described lesser quality clothing than promised, and said their packages had a return address in China. Noelle Alviz-Gransee, Kansas City Star, 22 May 2024 On the other hand, losing my e-mail would be disastrous, and the return address appeared to be legitimate. IEEE Spectrum, 30 Dec. 2010 The package, which was addressed to the museum curator with no return address, contained a letter from someone claiming to be a retired physician who said the two specimens were a donation to the museum. Katherine Itoh, NBC News, 7 Feb. 2024 On the top-left corner of the envelope, for her return address, Keldy put her full name and alien number. Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker, 28 Jan. 2024 Prior to the shooting rampage, the suspect visited a post office in Henderson and sent 22 letters to university personnel across the U.S. with no return address, according to McMahill. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 7 Dec. 2023 Shortly before heading to campus, Polito visited a Henderson post office and mailed 22 letters to university personnel at UNLV and Eastern Carolina University with no return address. Rebecca Ellis, Los Angeles Times, 7 Dec. 2023 The return address on the package included the addresses of both Seattle Public Schools and John Sanford Center for Educational Excellence, the location of the district's office. Asher Notheis, Washington Examiner, 27 Nov. 2023 One October afternoon in 2022, a random package from Amazon was dropped on my doorstep with no accompanying note or return address. Kenna Hughes-Castleberry, Scientific American, 21 Apr. 2023

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“Return address.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/return%20address. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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