Definition of address

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Noun
1. Direction or superscription of a letter, or the name, title, and place of residence of the person addressed.
2. Act of addressing oneself to a person or group; a discourse or speech.
3. Manner of speaking to another; delivery.
A man of pleasing or insinuating address
4. Attention in the way one addresses a lady.
5. Skill; skillful management; dexterity; adroitness.
6. Act of preparing oneself.
7. A description of the location of a property.
The President's address is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C.
8. The property itself.
I went to his address but there was nobody there
9. A location in computer memory.
The program will crash if there is no valid data stored at that address.
10. An Internet address; URL.
Verb
11. To prepare oneself.
12. To direct speech.
13. To aim; to direct.
14. To prepare or make ready.
15. To prepare oneself; to apply one's skill or energies (to some object); to betake.
16. To clothe or array; to dress.
17. To direct, as words, to (anyone or anything); to make, as a speech, petition, etc. to (any audience).
He addressed some portions of his remarks to his supporters, some to his opponents.
18. 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.
19. To direct in writing, as a letter; to superscribe, or to direct and transmit.
He addressed a letter.
20. To make suit to as a lover; to court; to woo.
21. To consign or intrust to the care of another, as agent or factor.
The ship was addressed to a merchant in Baltimore.
22. To address oneself to; to prepare oneself for; to apply oneself to; to direct one's speech or discourse to.
23. To direct attention towards a problem or obstacle, in an attempt to resolve it.
24. To refer a location in computer memory.
25. To get ready to hit (the ball on the tee).
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Example Sentences

‘She! What she?’ replied the old nobleman whom Sarrasine addressed.
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“It is not addressed at all,” said the White Rabbit; “in fact, there is nothing written on the outside.”
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"How dare you address me in such a manner," Julia responded.
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“I wish I had our Dinah here!” said Alice rather loudly, addressing nobody in particular. “She would have it back in a moment!”
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“It is the count in person, madam!” she added, in a voice that trembled, as if the visitor was addressing herself.
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“Who is it addressed to?” said one of the jurymen.
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Do you have the address?
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Could you give me the address of your husband’s office?
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Does he have the address?
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He also met with religious leaders and members of civil society, before making an address to members of the National Transitional Council (NTC).
(Source: Voice of America)
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