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Definitions of address

  1. speak to someone
  2. greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name; " He always addresses me with ` Sir'"; " Call me Mister"; " She calls him by first name"
  3. social skill
  4. ( computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored
  5. written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location
  6. a sign in front of a house or business carrying the conventional form by which its location is described
  7. the manner of speaking to another individual; " he failed in his manner of address to the captain"
  8. the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; " he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"
  9. the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with
  10. speak to; " He addressed the crowd outside the window"
  11. give a speech to; " The chairman addressed the board of trustees"
  12. put an address on ( an envelope, for example)
  13. direct a question at someone
  14. deal with 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"
  15. the stance assumed by a golfer in preparation for hitting a golf ball
  16. adjust and aim ( a golf ball) at in preparation fo hitting
  17. address or apply oneself to something, direct one's efforts towards something, such as a question
  18. access or locate by address
  19. To aim; to direct.
  20. To prepare or make ready.
  21. Reflexively: To prepare one's self; to apply one's skill or energies ( to some object); to betake.
  22. To clothe or array; to dress.
  23. To direct, as words ( to any one or any thing); to make, as a speech, petition, etc. ( to any one, an audience).
  24. 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.
  25. To direct in writing, as a letter; to superscribe, or to direct and transmit; as, he addressed a letter.
  26. To make suit to as a lover; to court; to woo.
  27. To consign or intrust to the care of another, as agent or factor; as, the ship was addressed to a merchant in Baltimore.
  28. To prepare one's self.
  29. To direct speech.
  30. Act of preparing one's self.
  31. Act of addressing one's self to a person; verbal application.
  32. 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.
  33. Direction or superscription of a letter, or the name, title, and place of residence of the person addressed.
  34. Manner of speaking to another; delivery; as, a man of pleasing or insinuating address.
  35. Attention in the way one's addresses to a lady.
  36. Skill; skillful management; dexterity; adroitness.
  37. To woo.
  38. To speak or write to; to direct, as a letter; consign or intrust to another; to pay court, as a lover.
  39. A speech delivered or written; manners and bearing; tact; cleverness; a person's place of residence; written direction on a letter, package, etc.
  40. To direct: to speak or write to: to court: to direct in writing.
  41. A formal communication in writing: a speech: manners: dexterity: direction of a letter:- pl. ADDRESSES, attentions of a lover. To ADDRESS ONE'S SELF TO A TASK, to set about it.
  42. Petition; speech; manners; dexterity; direction.
  43. To prepare for; to set about.
  44. To speak or apply to; to direct; to court.
  45. To speak to; accost.
  46. To direct, as a letter.
  47. To devote ( oneself); apply.
  48. A discourse; greeting; petition.
  49. A person's name, residence, etc.
  50. Manner; bearing.
  51. Courteous attentions; wooing.
  52. Adroitness; tact.
  53. Attentions of a lover.
  54. A speech; a speech written; a messaue of respect; formal application or communication in writing: direction of a letter; manners; adroitness.
  55. To direct; to speak or write to; to direct in writing, as a letter; to make suit as a lover; to consign; to get ready.
  56. To speak to; to write a direction on a letter; to pay court to, as a lover.
  57. A speaking to; direction on a letter; skill; manner or mode of behaviour. Pli.
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Quotes of address

  1. While there's been much progress on terrorism, there's still much work to do and it is very important that the countries work together in order to address this threat together. – Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
  2. No Congress ever has seen fit to amend the Constitution to address any issue related to marriage. No Constitutional Amendment was needed to ban polygamy or bigamy, nor was a Constitutional Amendment needed to set a uniform age of majority to ban child marriages. – Judy Biggert
  3. Despite the previous efforts of Congresses, our addiction to foreign oil, as the President stated, is greater today than ever before. That dependency is a threat to our national security, and we must address that threat. – Jim Costa
  4. As Congress continues to debate ways to address illegal immigration, we must remember the many hard -working legal immigrants that contribute so much to our nation's economy and culture. – Bob Filner
  5. The current system punishes communities which make the investment in creating landfills, only to have them filled by states which refuse to adequately address their waste issues. – Paul Gillmor
  6. I lived in the studio apartment that I bought for four years before I bought it in 1989, so I was already in it. I began living there in 1985, so I've had the same address and phone number since then. – Marilyn Hacker
  7. I think America understands that energy security is a very important part of our national security. But if we are going to address energy security in a meaningful way going forward, we need to do it in a new manner. We cannot just be doing the same old thing. – Chris Van Hollen
  8. Direct address has been a consistent tactic in my work, regardless of the medium that I'm working in. – Barbara Kruger
  9. Studies have consistently shown that financial hardship is the biggest obstacle to heterosexual marriage, yet the Republican leadership has done precious little to help address the financial hardship faced by American families. – Kendrick Meek
  10. As this long and difficult war ends, I would like to address a few special words to the American people: Your steadfastness in supporting our insistence on peace with honor has made peace with honor possible. – Richard M. Nixon
  11. Slave girls on Gor address all free men as Master, though, of course only one such would be her true Master. – John Norman
  12. In a prime -time address President Bush said he backed limited federal funding for stem cell research. That's right, the President said, this is a quote, the research could help cure brain diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and whatever it is I have. – Conan O'Brien
  13. In a sense, what we do with the regional development agencies is to give them resources to look at the deficiencies in the economy in the regional areas, so they can address themselves to that. – John Prescott
  14. The views of the European Union are fully reflected in this text, particularly the key objective of the EU, namely vigorously to address the disarmament of Iraq and to do so within the framework of the UN Security Council. – Javier Solana
  15. My wife and I had decided not to let anybody take pictures of our home because it was just the last place on earth we had that was unscathed. But people have climbed over the fence; they've taken aerial shots. They've gotten my address and put it on the Internet. – Steven Tyler

Usage examples for address

  1. I send you an address where a letter will find me. – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  2. What is his address Doctor? – The Lost Despatch by Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  3. I'll get the address for you. – Torchy, Private Sec. by Sewell Ford
  4. He, of course could not write to her because he did not know her address – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  5. Yes, I can give you the address where he will be found. – With Moore At Corunna by G. A. Henty
  6. Address yourself to her." – Moon of Israel by H. Rider Haggard
  7. " I did not address you," he said. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  8. Good: Address in care of John Smith, Manager of the Pennsylvania Telegraph. – Practical Grammar and Composition by Thomas Wood
  9. Has she been to my landlady's and got my address – Look Back on Happiness by Knut Hamsun
  10. She had written no word to him since the day on which he had left her almost in anger, and now she did not know how she was to address him. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  11. I know you would rather not hear much about me or from me for a while, but I will leave an address where I can always be reached." – From the Car Behind by Eleanor M. Ingram
  12. " I believe I'll do that," replied Peddler Hinman, judging from the address on the letter, that was his name. – The High School Boys' Training Hike by H. Irving Hancock
  13. Now, tell me your name and address I shall want to send these things back to you if- if I have any luck. – Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories by Henry Seton Merriman
  14. This other letter, without address is for you." – Monsieur Cherami by Charles Paul de Kock
  15. Beat them down as low as you can, and give this hotel as your address – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  16. Gave the name of James Collingwood, sir- and this same address – Foe-Farrell by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  17. Mrs. Sasnett made an address – The Co-Citizens by Corra Harris
  18. Mr. Treadwell found that man's address the other day, and I'm going to write to him. – Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue Giving a Show by Laura Lee Hope
  19. You might give me their address – A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  20. It takes a man of courage to address me, after what has happened. – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath

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