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Definition of 'address'

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  1. (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored
       Synonyms: computer address
  2. the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with
  3. the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"
       Synonyms: speech
  4. the manner of speaking to another individual; "he failed in his manner of address to the captain"
  5. a sign in front of a house or business carrying the conventional form by which its location is described
  6. written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location
       Synonyms: destination name and address
  7. the stance assumed by a golfer in preparation for hitting a golf ball
  8. social skill
       Synonyms: savoir-faire


  1. speak to; "He addressed the crowd outside the window"
       Synonyms: turn to
  2. give a speech to; "The chairman addressed the board of trustees"
       Synonyms: speak
  3. put an address on (an envelope)
       Synonyms: direct
  4. direct a question at someone
  5. address or apply oneself to something, direct one's efforts towards something, such as a question
  6. greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name; "He always addresses me with `Sir'"; "Call me Mister"; "She calls him by first name"
       Synonyms: call
  7. access or locate by address
  8. deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"
       Synonyms: cover treat handle plow deal
  9. speak to someone
       Synonyms: accost come up to
  10. adjust and aim (a golf ball) at in preparation of hitting

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