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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
address (verb)
transitive verb
1.
archaic
a) - direct aim
b) to direct to go - send
2.
a) to direct the efforts or attention of (oneself) - will address himself to the problem
b) to deal with - treat intrigued by the chance to address important issues I. L. Horowitz
3.
archaic to make ready , especially - dress
4.
a) to communicate directly - addresses his thanks to his host
b) to speak or write directly to , especially to deliver a formal speech to
5.
a) to mark directions for delivery on - address a letter
b) to consign to the care of another (as an agent or factor)
6.
to greet by a prescribed form
7.
to adjust the club preparatory to hitting (a golf ball)
8.
intransitive verb
to identify (as a computer peripheral or memory location) by an address or a name for information transfer obsolete to direct one's speech or attentions
address (noun)
1.
dutiful and courteous attention especially in courtship - usually used in plural
2.
a) readiness and capability for dealing (as with a person or problem) skillfully and smoothly - adroitness
b) obsolete a making ready , also a state of preparedness
3.
a) manner of bearing oneself - a man of rude address
b) manner of speaking or singing - delivery
4.
a formal communication , especially a prepared speech delivered to a special audience or on a special occasion
5.
a) a place where a person or organization may be communicated with
b) directions for delivery on the outside of an object (as a letter or package)
c) the designation of place of delivery placed between the heading and salutation on a business letter
d) the designation of a computer account from which one can send or receive e-mail
6.
a preparatory position of the player and club in golf
7.
a) a location (as in the memory of a computer) where particular information is stored
b) a series of usually alphanumeric characters that specifies the storage location (as on a network or in a computer's memory) of particular information - an Internet address tact
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
address (noun)
1.
a usually formal discourse delivered to an audience
SYNONIMS:
address, declamation, harangue, oration, peroration, talk
RELATED WORDS:
diatribe, rant, tirade; eulogy, panegyric, tribute; keynote address ( keynote speech), lecture, salutatory; homily, sermon; monologue ( monolog), soliloquy; pitch, presentation, spiel
address (noun)
2.
the way or manner in which one conducts oneself
SYNONIMS:
actions, address, bearing, comportment, conduct, demeanor, deportment, geste ( gest)
RELATED WORDS:
etiquette, form, manners, mores, proprieties; p's and q's; amenity, civility, courtesy, decorum, politeness; air, attitude, carriage, poise, pose, posture, presence; aspect, look, mien; formality, protocol, rules; custom, habit, habitude, pattern, practice ( practise), trick, wont; convention, fashion, form, mode, style; affectation, attribute, characteristic, mark, trait; distinctiveness, oddity, peculiarity, singularity, strangeness, uniqueness, weirdness
address (verb)
1.
to deal with (something) usually skillfully or efficiently
SYNONIMS:
address, contend (with), cope (with), field, grapple (with), hack, manage, maneuver, manipulate, negotiate, play, swing, take, treat
RELATED WORDS:
engineer, finesse, jockey; bring off, carry off, carry out, get off, pull; command, direct, guide, steer; control, micromanage, regulate, run; react (to), respond (to)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
botch, bungle, foozle, fumble, goof (up), louse up, mess (up), mishandle, muff, scamp
address (verb)
2.
to occupy (oneself) diligently or with close attention
SYNONIMS:
address, bend, buckle, devote, give
RELATED WORDS:
readdress, reapply; knuckle down, set (to), settle (down); busy, commit, concern, engage, involve; exert, exhaust, put out, spend, strain, stress, tax, trouble, wear out; carry on, pitch in, plunge (in); grind, hump, hustle, peg (away), plod, plow, plug (away), work
NEAR ANTONYMS:
dally, dawdle, dillydally, fiddle (around), fool around, idle, mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle
address (verb)
3.
to transmit information or requests to
SYNONIMS:
address, communicate (with), get, reach
RELATED WORDS:
get through (to); acquaint, advise, apprise, brief, clue, enlighten, familiarize, fill in, inform, instruct, notify, tell, wise (up); buzz, call, phone, ring (up) [], telephone; keep up (with)
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