a speech or written statement, usually formal, directed to a particular group of persons:
the president’s address on the state of the economy.
a direction as to the intended recipient, written on or attached to a piece of mail.
the place or the name of the place where a person, organization, or the like is located or may be reached:
What is your address when you’re in Des Moines?
manner of speaking to persons; personal bearing in conversation.
skillful and expeditious management; ready skill; dispatch:
to handle a matter with address.
a label, as an integer, symbol, or other set of characters, designating a location, register, etc., where information is stored in computer memory.
a set of characters designating an email account: Her email address ends in “.net,” not “.com.”.
a set of characters designating the location of a website or a particular computer or other device on a network:
He visits that website so often that its complete address comes up whenever he types its first letter into the address bar.
See also .
Government. a request to the executive by the legislature to remove a judge for unfitness.
Usually, addresses. attentions paid by a suitor or lover; courtship.
(usually initial capital letter) the reply to the king’s speech in the English Parliament.
to direct a speech or written statement to:
to address an assembly.
to use a specified form or title in speaking or writing to: Address the president as “Mr. President.”.
to direct to the attention:
He addressed his remarks to the lawyers in the audience.
to apply in speech (used reflexively, usually followed by to):
He addressed himself to the leader.
to deal with or discuss:
to address the issues.
to put the directions for delivery on:
to address a letter.
Commerce. to consign or entrust to the care of another, as agent or factor.
to direct the energy or efforts of (usually followed by to):
He addressed himself to the task.
to direct (data) to a specified location in an electronic computer.
Golf. to take a stance and place the head of the club behind (the ball) preparatory to hitting it.
Obsolete. to woo; court.
Archaic. to give direction to; aim.
Obsolete. to prepare.
to make an appeal.
to make .
Job growth will not be addressed by removing a ban that protects the welfare and dignity of a population of people.
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And so it was on Monday, when the pope addressed reporters traveling with him home to Vatican City.
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Yet in the end, he has simply not addressed some enormous, looming crises.
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On the third day of violence, President Bush addressed the nation in a televised appearance from the Oval Office.
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It also indicates that Team Romney realizes this issue matters and must be addressed in the campaign.
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The sailors were then sent aft, and Decatur addressed them from the quarter-deck.
The Naval History of the United States Willis J. Abbot.
Haley drew near, and heard Captain Rushton addressed as Mr. Smith.
Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
He can only be addressed with periphrases and in the third person.
The Expositor’s Bible: The First Book of Kings F. W. Farrar
He addressed also a letter to Dubosq through the newspapers.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 Various
It was addressed to him, and an odd feature of it was that the letters were all printed.
A Quarter-Back’s Pluck Lester Chadwick
the conventional form by which the location of a building is described
the written form of this, as on a letter or parcel, preceded by the name of the person or organization for whom it is intended
the place at which someone lives
a speech or written communication, esp one of a formal nature
skilfulness or tact
(archaic) manner or style of speaking or conversation
(computing) a number giving the location of a piece of stored information See also direct access
(Brit, government) a statement of the opinions or wishes of either or both Houses of Parliament that is sent to the sovereign
the alignment or position of a part, component, etc, that permits correct assembly or fitting
(usually pl) expressions of affection made by a man in courting a woman
verb (transitive) -dresses, -dressing, -dressed (obsolete or poetic) -drest
to mark (a letter, parcel, etc) with an address
to speak to, refer to in speaking, or deliver a speech to
(used reflexively; foll by to)
to speak or write to: he addressed himself to the chairman
to apply oneself to: he addressed himself to the task
to direct (a message, warning, etc) to the attention of
to consign or entrust (a ship or a ship’s cargo) to a factor, merchant, etc
to adopt a position facing (the ball in golf, a partner in a dance, the target in archery, etc)
to treat of; deal with: chapter 10 addresses the problem of transitivity
an archaic word for woo
early 14c., “to guide or direct,” from Old French adrecier “go straight toward; straighten, set right; point, direct” (13c.), from Vulgar Latin *addirectiare “make straight,” from Latin ad “to” (see ad-) + *directiare, from Latin directus “straight, direct” (see direct (v.)). Late 14c. as “to set in order, repair, correct.” Meaning “to write as a destination on a written message” is from mid-15c. Meaning “to direct spoken words (to someone)” is from late 15c. Related: Addressed; addressing.
1530s, “dutiful or courteous approach,” from address (v.) and from French adresse. Sense of “formal speech” is from 1751. Sense of “superscription of a letter” is from 1712 and led to the meaning “place of residence” (1888).
- Addressed call mode
addressed call mode communications (ACM) A mode that permits control signals and commands to establish and terminate calls in V.25bis. (1997-05-07)
the person, company, or the like to whom a piece of mail is . Contemporary Examples Even when we are not the addressee but a later reader, they make us feel that we are members of a fortunate audience. The Best of Brit Lit Peter Stothard April 4, 2011 Historical Examples He wrote home on […]
the person, company, or the like to whom a piece of mail is . Historical Examples Full information on what is known of each of the addressees will be found in the introductions to the poems in the commentary. The Last Poems of Ovid Ovid The anecdotes dealing with the reception of these letters by […]
a speech or written statement, usually formal, directed to a particular group of persons: the president’s address on the state of the economy. a direction as to the intended recipient, written on or attached to a piece of mail. the place or the name of the place where a person, organization, or the like is […]