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Address

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Address \Ad*dress"\ ([a^]d*dr[e^]s"), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Addressed} (-dr[e^]st"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Addressing}.] [OE. adressen to raise erect, adorn, OF. adrecier, to straighten, address, F. adresser, fr. ['a] (L. ad) + OF. drecier, F. dresser, to straighten, arrange. See {Dress}, v.]

1. To aim; to direct. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

And this good knight his way with me addrest. --Spenser.

2. To prepare or make ready. [Obs.]

His foe was soon addressed. --Spenser.

Turnus addressed his men to single fight. --Dryden.

The five foolish virgins addressed themselves at the noise of the bridegroom's coming. --Jer. Taylor.

3. Reflexively: To prepare one's self; to apply one's skill or energies (to some object); to betake.

These men addressed themselves to the task. --Macaulay.

4. To clothe or array; to dress. [Archaic]

Tecla . . . addressed herself in man's apparel. --Jewel.

5. To direct, as words (to any one or any thing); to make, as a speech, petition, etc. (to any one, an audience).

The young hero had addressed his players to him for his assistance. --Dryden.

6. To direct speech to; to make a communication to, whether spoken or written; to apply to by words, as by a speech, petition, etc., to speak to; to accost.

Are not your orders to address the senate? --Addison.

The representatives of the nation addressed the king. --Swift.

7. To direct in writing, as a letter; to superscribe, or to direct and transmit; as, he addressed a letter.

8. To make suit to as a lover; to court; to woo.

9. (Com.) To consign or intrust to the care of another, as agent or factor; as, the ship was addressed to a merchant in Baltimore.

{To address one's self to}. (a) To prepare one's self for; to apply one's self to. (b) To direct one's speech or discourse to.

{To address the ball} (Golf), to take aim at the ball, adjusting the grip on the club, the attitude of the body, etc., to a convenient position. [Webster 1913 Suppl. 1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Address \Ad*dress"\ ([a^]d*dr[e^]s"), verb (used without an object)

1. To prepare one's self. [Obs.] "Let us address to tend on Hector's heels." --Shak.

2. To direct speech. [Obs.]

Young Turnus to the beauteous maid addrest. --Dryden.

Note: The intransitive uses come from the dropping out of the reflexive pronoun.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Address \Ad*dress\, noun [Cf. F. adresse. See {Address}, verb (used with an object)]

1. Act of preparing one's self. [Obs.] --Jer Taylor.

2. Act of addressing one's self to a person; verbal application.

3. A formal communication, either written or spoken; a discourse; a speech; a formal application to any one; a petition; a formal statement on some subject or special occasion; as, an address of thanks, an address to the voters.

4. Direction or superscription of a letter, or the name, title, and place of residence of the person addressed.

5. Manner of speaking to another; delivery; as, a man of pleasing or insinuating address.

6. Attention in the way one's addresses to a lady. --Addison.

7. Skill; skillful management; dexterity; adroitness.

Syn: Speech; discourse; harangue; oration; petition; lecture; readiness; ingenuity; tact; adroitness.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

address

noun

1: (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored [syn: {address}, {computer address}, {reference}]

2: the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with

3: the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets" [syn: {address}, {speech}]

4: the manner of speaking to another individual; "he failed in his manner of address to the captain"

5: a sign in front of a house or business carrying the conventional form by which its location is described

6: written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location [syn: {address}, {destination}, {name and address}]

7: the stance assumed by a golfer in preparation for hitting a golf ball

8: social skill [syn: {savoir-faire}, {address}]

verb

1: speak to; "He addressed the crowd outside the window" [syn: {address}, {turn to}]

2: give a speech to; "The chairman addressed the board of trustees" [syn: {address}, {speak}]

3: put an address on (an envelope) [syn: {address}, {direct}]

4: direct a question at someone

5: address or apply oneself to something, direct one's efforts towards something, such as a question

6: greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name; "He always addresses me with 'Sir'"; "Call me Mister"; "She calls him by first name" [syn: {address}, {call}]

7: access or locate by address

8: act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China" [syn: {cover}, {treat}, {handle}, {plow}, {deal}, {address}]

9: speak to someone [syn: {address}, {accost}, {come up to}]

10: adjust and aim (a golf ball) at in preparation of hitting

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