Address

Definition of Address

Ad`dress´   Pronunciation: ăd`drĕs´
v. t.1.To aim; to direct.
[imp. & p. p. Addressed (-drĕst"); p. pr. & vb. n. Addressing.]
And this good knight his way with me addrest.
- Spenser.
2.To prepare or make ready.
His foe was soon addressed.
- Spenser.
Turnus addressed his men to single fight.
- Dryden.
The five foolish virgins addressed themselves at the noise of the bridegroom's coming.
- Jer. Taylor.
3.Reflexively: To prepare one's self; to apply one's skill or energies (to some object); to betake.
These men addressed themselves to the task.
- Macaulay.
4.To clothe or array; to dress.
Tecla . . . addressed herself in man's apparel.
- Jewel.
5.To direct, as words (to any one or any thing); to make, as a speech, petition, etc. (to any one, an audience).
The young hero had addressed his players to him for his assistance.
- Dryden.
6.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.
Are not your orders to address the senate?
- Addison.
The representatives of the nation addressed the king.
- Swift.
7.To direct in writing, as a letter; to superscribe, or to direct and transmit; as, he addressed a letter.
8.To make suit to as a lover; to court; to woo.
9.(Com.) To consign or intrust to the care of another, as agent or factor; as, the ship was addressed to a merchant in Baltimore.
To address one's self to
a - To prepare one's self for; to apply one's self to.
b - To direct one's speech or discourse to.
To address the ball
(Golf) to take aim at the ball, adjusting the grip on the club, the attitude of the body, etc., to a convenient position.
v. i.1.To prepare one's self.
2.To direct speech.
Young Turnus to the beauteous maid addrest.
- Dryden.
n.1.
1.Act of preparing one's self.
2.Act of addressing one's self to a person; verbal application.
3.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.
4.Direction or superscription of a letter, or the name, title, and place of residence of the person addressed.
5.Manner of speaking to another; delivery; as, a man of pleasing or insinuating address.
6.Attention in the way one's addresses to a lady.
7.Skill; skillful management; dexterity; adroitness.

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