address

[ noun uh-dres, ad-res; verb uh-dres ]
/ noun əˈdrɛs, ˈæd rɛs; verb əˈdrɛs /

noun

verb (used with object), ad·dressed, ad·dress·ing.

verb (used without object), ad·dressed or ad·drest, ad·dress·ing. Obsolete.

to make an appeal.
to make preparations.

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Origin of address

1300–50; Middle English adressen to adorn < Middle French adresser. See a-5, dress

SYNONYMS FOR address

5 adroitness, cleverness, ingenuity, tact.

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British Dictionary definitions for addresses

address
/ (əˈdrɛs) /

noun

verb -dresses, -dressing or -dressed or obsolete, or poetic -drest (tr)

Derived forms of address

addresser or addressor, noun

Word Origin for address

C14: (in the sense: to make right, adorn) and c15 (in the modern sense: to direct words): via Old French from Vulgar Latin addrictiāre (unattested) to make straight, direct oneself towards, from Latin ad- to + dīrectus direct
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