[ noun uh-dres, ad-res; verb uh-dres ]
/ noun əˈdrɛs, ˈæd rɛs; verb əˈdrɛs /
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 URL
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.
verb (used with object), ad·dressed, ad·dress·ing.
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.
verb (used without object), ad·dressed or ad·drest, ad·dress·ing. Obsolete.
to make an appeal.
to make preparations.
Words nearby address
OTHER WORDS FROM address
ad·dress·er, ad·dres·sor, nounhalf-ad·dressed, adjectivepre·ad·dress, noun, verb (used with object)re·ad·dress, verb (used with object), re·ad·dressed, re·ad·dress·ing.
un·ad·dressed, adjectivewell-ad·dressed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for addressor
/ (əˈdrɛs) /
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 informationSee also direct access
British 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 plural) expressions of affection made by a man in courting a woman
verb -dresses, -dressing or -dressed or obsolete, or poetic -drest (tr)
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 tohe addressed himself to the chairman
- to apply oneself tohe 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 withchapter 10 addresses the problem of transitivity
an archaic word for woo
Derived forms of addressaddresser 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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