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Definition of address:

  1. 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.
  2. Act of addressing one's self to a person; verbal application.
  3. Act of preparing one's self.
  4. Attention in the way one's addresses to a lady.
  5. Direction or superscription of a letter, or the name, title, and place of residence of the person addressed.
  6. Manner of speaking to another; delivery; as, a man of pleasing or insinuating address.
  7. Reflexively: To prepare one's self; to apply one's skill or energies ( to some object); to betake.
  8. Skill; skillful management; dexterity; adroitness.
  9. To aim; to direct.
  10. To clothe or array; to dress.
  11. To consign or intrust to the care of another, as agent or factor; as, the ship was addressed to a merchant in Baltimore.
  12. To direct in writing, as a letter; to superscribe, or to direct and transmit; as, he addressed a letter.
  13. 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.
  14. To direct speech.
  15. To direct, as words ( to any one or any thing); to make, as a speech, petition, etc. ( to any one, an audience).
  16. To make suit to as a lover; to court; to woo.
  17. To prepare one's self.
  18. To prepare or make ready.


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