Complete Definition of "address"

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

Pronunciation
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Noun:
*Canada: AHD|ă'drəs, IPA|/ˈæ.dɹəs/, SAMPA|/"{[email protected]/
*RP: AHD|ədrĕs', IPA|/ə.ˈdrɛs/, SAMPA|/@"drEs/
**Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɛs|-ɛs
*US: AHD|ă'drĕs, IPA|/ˈæ.dɹɛs/, SAMPA|/"@drEs/
Verb:
*UK, US: AHD|ədrĕs', IPA|/ə.ˈdɹɛs/, SAMPA|/@"drEs/

Noun
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  1. Direction or superscription of a letter, or the name, title, and place of residence of the person addressed.
  2. Act of addressing one's self to a person; verbal application.
  3. 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.
  4. Manner of speaking to another; delivery; as, a man of pleasing or insinuating address.
  5. Attention in the way one's addresses to a lady. Addison.
  6. Skill; skillful management; dexterity; adroitness.
  7. obsolete Act of preparing one's self. Jer Taylor.
  8. street address

Synonyms
speech
discourse
harangue
oration
petition
lecture
readiness
ingenuity
tact
adroitness

Translations
trans-top|direction for letters
Arabic: ARchar|عنوان (‘unwān)
Basque: helbide
Cantonese: 地址 (de̿i.jí)
Catalan: adreça f
Chinese: zh-ts|地址|地址 (dìzhǐ)
Czech: adresa f
Danish: adresse c
Dutch: adres n
Esperanto: adreso
Finnish: osoite
French: adresse f
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German: Adresse f
Hebrew: כתובת (ktovet) f
Italian: indirizzo m
Japanese: 名宛 (なあて, naate)
Maltese: indirizz m
Polish: adres#Polish|adres m
Portuguese: endereço m
Spanish: dirección f
Telugu: చిరునామా (chirunaamaa)
Thai: คาํปราศรยั
Tok Piksin: adres
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trans-top|verbal application
German: Adresse f
Hebrew: פנייה (pni'a) f
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Italian: discorso m
Maltese: diskors, indirizz
Telugu: సంభోధన (sambhOdhana)
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trans-top|formal communication
Finnish: puhe
Dutch: rede
German: Adresse f
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Telugu: ప్రసంగం (prasamgam)
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trans-top|manner
Finnish: esitystapa
German: Adresse f
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Italian: maniera f
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trans-top|attention
German: Adresse f
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trans-top|skill
Finnish: taitavuus, taito
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German: Adresse f
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Verb
en-verb|inf=to address|addresses|addressing|addressed or {obsolete) addrest

  1. intransitive obsolete To prepare one's self.

#: Let us address to tend on Hector's heels. - Shakespeare

  1. intransitive obsolete To direct speech.

#: Young Turnus to the beauteous maid address. - Dryden

  1. transitive obsolete To aim; to direct.

#: And this good knight his way with me addrest. - Spenser

  1. transitive obsolete To prepare or make ready.

#: His foe was soon addressed. - Spenser
#: Turnus addressed his men to single fight. - Dryden
#: The five foolish virgins addressed themselves at the noise of the bridegroom's coming. - Jeremy Taylor

  1. transitive reflexive To prepare one's self; to apply one's skill or energies (to some object); to betake.

#: These men addressed themselves to the task. - Macaulay

  1. transitive archaic To clothe or array; to dress.

#: Tecla ... addressed herself in man's apparel. - Jewel

  1. transitive To direct, as words (to any one or any thing); to make, as a speech, petition, etc. (to any one, an audience).

#: The young hero had addressed his players to him for his assistance. - Dryden

  1. transitive 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.

#: Are not your orders to address the senate? - Addison
#: The representatives of the nation addressed the king. - Swift

  1. transitive To direct in writing, as a letter; to superscribe, or to direct and transmit; as, he addressed a letter.
  2. transitive To make suit to as a lover; to court; to woo.
  3. transitive To consign or intrust to the care of another, as agent or factor; as, the ship was addressed to a merchant in Baltimore.
  4. transitive To address one's self to; to prepare one's self for; to apply one's self to; to direct one's speech or discourse to.
  5. transitive formal To handle, discuss about a problem especially to solve it.

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Translations
trans-top|To prepare one's self
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trans-top|To direct speech
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trans-top|To aim
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trans-top|To prepare
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trans-top|Reflexively: To prepare one's self
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trans-top|To clothe or array
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trans-top|To direct, as words
Finnish: pitää puhe
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trans-top|To direct speech to
Finnish: puhutella
Italiano: rivolgersi
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trans-top|To direct in writing
Finnish: osoittaa
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trans-top|To make suit to as a lover
Finnish: kosiskella
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trans-top|To consign or intrust to the care of another
Finnish: antaa joku|jonkun huosta|huostaan, jättää joku|jonkun haltu|haltuun
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Usage notes
The intransitive uses come from the dropping out of the reflexive pronoun.

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