address


address
address [ə dres′; ] for n. 2, 3, & 7, also [ a′dres΄]
vt.
[ME adressen, to guide, direct < OFr adresser < a-, to + dresser < VL * directiare, to direct < L dirigere: see DIRECT]
1. to direct (spoken or written words) to someone
2. to speak to or write to [to address an audience ]: sometimes used reflexively [he addressed himself to both of us]
3. to write the destination on (a letter or parcel)
4. to use a proper form in speaking to [address the judge asYour Honor]
5. to apply (oneself) or direct (one's energies)
6. to deal or cope with; handle (problems, issues, etc.)
7.
a) to take a stance beside and prepare to hit (a golf ball)
b) to take a stance before (a target in archery)
8. Comput. to store (data) in, or retrieve it from, a specific location in memory
9. Obs. to make ready; prepare
n.
1. a written or spoken speech, esp. a formal one
2. the place to which mail, etc. can be sent to someone; place where someone lives or works
3. the writing on an envelope, parcel, etc. showing its destination
4. skill and tact in handling situations
5. conversational manner
6. [pl.] attentions paid in courting or wooing
7. Comput.
a) a number or other code identifying the specific location of stored data in memory or a storage device
b) a string of keyboard characters serving as an assigned name or designation, as for a network mailbox, a Web site, etc.
SYN.- SPEECH
addresser
n.
addressor

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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