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Noun: address  u'dres or 'a,dres
  1. The place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with
  2. Written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location
    - destination, name and address
  3. The act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
    "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets";
    - 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. (golf) the stance assumed by a golfer in preparation for hitting a golf ball
  7. The social skill to do or say what is appropriate for the occasion
    - savoir-faire, savoir faire
  8. (computing) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored
    - computer address, reference
Verb: address  u'dres or 'a,dres
  1. Speak to
    "He addressed the crowd outside the window";
    - turn to
  2. Give a speech to
    "The chairman addressed the board of trustees";
    - speak
  3. Put an address on (an envelope)
    - direct
  4. Direct a question at someone
  5. Give attention to something; direct efforts towards something, such as how to solve a problem
    "We need to address this issue first"
  6. Greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name
    "He always addresses me with 'Sir'";
    - call
  7. Act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
    "The course addressed all of Western Civilization";
    - cover, treat, handle, plow [N. Amer], deal, plough [Brit, Cdn]
  8. (golf) adjust and aim (a golf ball) at in preparation of hitting
  9. (computing) access or locate by address

Derived forms: addressed, addresses, addressing

Type of: access, adjust, aim, align, aline [non-standard], apply, broach, code, communicate, computer code, delivery, direct, direction, employ, geographic point, geographical point, initiate, instruction, intercommunicate, label, line up, manner of speaking, place, point, speech, speech act, stance, street sign, tact, tactfulness, target, use, utilise [Brit], utilize

Part of: letter, missive

Encyclopedia: Address