address: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (n.u-dres', ad'resv.u-dres'), [key]
— n., v., -dressed -drest, -dress•ing.
- a speech or written statement, usually formal, directed to a particular group of persons: the President's address on the state of the economy.
- a direction as to the intended recipient, written on or attached to a piece of mail.
- the place or the name of the place where a person, organization, or the like is located or may be reached: What is your address when you're in Des Moines?
- manner of speaking to persons; personal bearing in conversation.
- skillful and expeditious management; ready skill; dispatch: to handle a matter with address.
- a label, as an integer, symbol, or other set of characters, designating a location, register, etc., where information is stored in computer memory.
- a request to the executive by the legislature to remove a judge for unfitness.
- Usually,attentions paid by a suitor or lover; courtship.
- (usually cap.) the reply to the King's speech in the English Parliament.
- to direct a speech or written statement to: to address an assembly.
- to use a specified form or title in speaking or writing to: Address the President as “Mr. President.”
- to direct to the attention: He addressed his remarks to the lawyers in the audience.
- to apply in speech (used reflexively, usually fol. by to): He addressed himself to the leader.
- to deal with or discuss: to address the issues.
- to put the directions for delivery on: to address a letter.
- to consign or entrust to the care of another, as agent or factor.
- to direct the energy or efforts of (usually fol. by to): He addressed himself to the task.
- to direct (data) to a specified location in an electronic computer.
- to take a stance and place the head of the club behind (the ball) preparatory to hitting it.
- to woo; court.
- to give direction to; aim.
- to prepare.
- address (Thesaurus)