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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. (computing) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored
    - computer address, reference
  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. Written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location
    - destination, name and address
  7. (golf) the stance assumed by a golfer in preparation for hitting a golf ball
  8. Social skill
    - savoir-faire, savoir faire
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. (computing) access or locate by address
  8. 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]
  9. Speak to someone
    - accost, come up to, nobble [Brit], buttonhole
  10. (golf) adjust and aim (a golf ball) at in preparation of hitting

Derived forms: addresses, addressing, addressed

Type of: access, adjust, aim, align, aline [non-standard], apply, broach, code, come, come up, 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