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Dictionary Definition

address

Noun

1 (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored [syn: computer address]
2 the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with
3 the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets" [syn: speech]
4 the manner of speaking to another individual; "he failed in his manner of address to the captain"
5 a sign in front of a house or business carrying the conventional form by which its location is described
6 written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location [syn: destination, name and address]
7 the stance assumed by a golfer in preparation for hitting a golf ball
8 social skill [syn: savoir-faire]

Verb

1 speak to; "He addressed the crowd outside the window" [syn: turn to]
2 give a speech to; "The chairman addressed the board of trustees" [syn: speak]
3 put an address on (an envelope, for example) [syn: direct]
4 direct a question at someone
5 address or apply oneself to something, direct one's efforts towards something, such as a question
6 greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name; "He always addresses me with `Sir'"; "Call me Mister"; "She calls him by first name" [syn: call]
7 access or locate by address
8 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" [syn: cover, treat, handle, plow, deal]
9 speak to someone [syn: accost, come up to]
10 adjust and aim (a golf ball) at in preparation fo hitting [also: addrest]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

adressen, to raise erect, adorn, adrecier, to straighten, address, French adresser, from à (Latin ad) + Old French drecier, French dresser, to straighten, arrange; see dress

Pronunciation

  • Noun:
    • Canada: , /ˈæ.dɹəs/, /"

Extensive Definition

Address may refer to:

See also

address in Czech: Adresa (rozcestník)
address in French: Adresse
address in Hebrew: כתובת
address in Dutch: Adres
address in Japanese: アドレス
address in Norwegian: Adresse
address in Polish: Adres
address in Portuguese: Endereço
address in Slovak: Adresa
address in Finnish: Osoite
address in Tagalog: Address

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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