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address

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)
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ad=dress
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2 in 2 verses (in NT : 2 in 2 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

addressv. t. [OE. adressen to raise erect, adorn, OF. adrecier, to straighten, address, F. adresser, fr. à (L. ad) + OF. drecier, F. dresser, to straighten, arrange. See Dress, v.].
  •  To aim; to direct.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    "And this good knight his way with me addrest."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To prepare or make ready.  [1913 Webster]
    "His foe was soon addressed."  [1913 Webster]
    "Turnus addressed his men to single fight."  [1913 Webster]
    "The five foolish virgins addressed themselves at the noise of the bridegroom's coming."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Reflexively: To prepare one's self; to apply one's skill or energies (to some object); to betake.  [1913 Webster]
    "These men addressed themselves to the task."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To clothe or array; to dress.  [1913 Webster]
    "Tecla . . . addressed herself in man's apparel."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To direct, as words (to any one or any thing); to make, as a speech, petition, etc. (to any one, an audience).  [1913 Webster]
    "The young hero had addressed his players to him for his assistance."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Are not your orders to address the senate?"  [1913 Webster]
    "The representatives of the nation addressed the king."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To direct in writing, as a letter; to superscribe, or to direct and transmit; as, he addressed a letter.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To make suit to as a lover; to court; to woo.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To consign or intrust to the care of another, as agent or factor; as, the ship was addressed to a merchant in Baltimore.  [1913 Webster]
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.
addressv. i. 
  •  To prepare one's self.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To direct speech.  [1913 Webster]
    " The intransitive uses come from the dropping out of the reflexive pronoun."  [1913 Webster]
    "Young Turnus to the beauteous maid addrest."  [1913 Webster]
addressn. [Cf. F. adresse. See Address, v. t.].
  •  Act of preparing one's self.  Jer Taylor.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Act of addressing one's self to a person; verbal application.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Direction or superscription of a letter, or the name, title, and place of residence of the person addressed.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Manner of speaking to another; delivery; as, a man of pleasing or insinuating address.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Attention in the way one's addresses to a lady.  Addison.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Skill; skillful management; dexterity; adroitness.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Speech; discourse; harangue; oration; petition; lecture; readiness; ingenuity; tact; adroitness.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

address, n. & v.
--n.
1 a the place where a person lives or an organization is situated. b particulars of this, esp. for postal purposes. c Computing the location of an item of stored information.
2 a discourse delivered to an audience.
3 skill, dexterity, readiness.
4 (in pl.) a courteous approach, courtship (pay one's addresses to).
5 archaic manner in conversation.
--v.tr.
1 write directions for delivery (esp. the name and address of the intended recipient) on (an envelope, packet, etc.).
2 direct in speech or writing (remarks, a protest, etc.).
3 speak or write to, esp. formally (addressed the audience; asked me how to address a duke).
4 direct one's attention to.
5 Golf take aim at or prepare to hit (the ball).

Idiom
address oneself to
1 speak or write to.
2 attend to.
Derivative
addresser n.
Etymology
ME f. OF adresser ult. f. L (as AD-, directus DIRECT): (n.) perh. f. F adresse

THESAURUS

address

Parthian shot, abiding place, ability, abode, accost, action, actions, activity, acts, address, adduce, adeptness, adroitness, advance, affability, affectation, affirmation, after-dinner speech, aim, air, airmanship, allegation, allege, allocution, angle for, animadvert, answer, apostrophe, apostrophize, appeal to, application, apply, apply to, approach, artfulness, artisanship, artistry, asking, assertion, associate, attend, averment, bearing, beau, behavior, behavior pattern, behavioral norm, behavioral science, bend, bespeak, bid for, bid good day, bid good morning, billhead, bob, bow, bow to, bravura, brilliance, buckle down, buttonhole, call to, cantonment, canvass, capability, capacity, carriage, cast, chalk talk, chase, cite, cleverness, command, comment, commentate, competence, comportment, conduct, connect, consign, control, converse, coordination, couple, court, crack, craft, craftsmanship, crash pad, crib, culture pattern, cunning, curtsy, custom, debate, declamation, declaration, deftness, deliver an address, demand, demeanor, deportment, desire, destination, devote, dexterity, dexterousness, dextrousness, diatribe, dictum, diplomacy, direct, direction, discourse, dispatch, document, doing, doings, domicile, domus, dwelling, dwelling place, ease, efficiency, embrace, escort, esquire, eulogy, exchange greetings, exclamation, exemplify, exhortation, expertise, expressed desire, expression, facility, filibuster, finesse, fish for, folkway, follow, forensic, forensic address, formal speech, forward, funeral oration, gestures, give, give a talk, goings-on, grace, graciousness, greet, greeting, grip, guise, habitation, hail, halloo, hand-clasp, handiness, handshake, harangue, hello, horsemanship, hortatory address, how-do-you-do, hug, illustrate, impetration, inaugural, inaugural address, incline, indent, ingeniousness, ingenuity, interjection, invective, invoke, jeremiad, kiss, kiss hands, know-how, lay, lay siege to, lecture, letterhead, level, lift the hat, link, location, lodging, lodging place, lodgment, look for, maintien, make suit to, make up to, manner, manners, marksmanship, mastership, mastery, memorialize, mention, method, methodology, methods, mien, modus vivendi, motions, movements, moves, name and address, neck, nest, nod, nod to, note, observable behavior, observation, offer, oration, pad, pattern, pay addresses to, pay attention to, pay court to, pep talk, peroration, pet, petition, philippic, phrase, pitch, place, place to live, platform, point, poise, pop the question, port, pose, position, postal zone, posture, practical ability, practice, praxis, prefer, prelect, prepared speech, prepared text, presence, present, procedure, proceeding, proffer, proficiency, pronouncement, propose, prowess, public speech, pull the forelock, pursue, question, quickness, readiness, reading, recital, recitation, reflection, relate, remark, remit, request, requisition, residence, resource, resourcefulness, romance, roof, route, run after, rush, sales talk, salutation, salutatory, salutatory address, salute, savoir faire, savoir-faire, savvy, say, say hello, saying, screed, seamanship, seat, seek, sentence, serenade, sermon, set, set speech, shake, shake hands, ship, skill, skillfulness, sleight, smile, smile of recognition, smooch, soapbox, social science, solicit, spark, speak, speak fair, speak to, speech, speechification, speechify, speeching, spoon, squire, statement, stump, style, subjoinder, submit, sue, sue for, suggest, superscribe, superscription, swain, sweetheart, tact, tactfulness, tactics, take aside, take the floor, take the stump, talk, talk to, talkathon, tax, technical brilliance, technical mastery, technical skill, technique, tender, thought, throw, timing, tirade, tone, touch the hat, train, transmit, turn, uncover, utterance, valediction, valedictory, valedictory address, virtuosity, wave, way, way of life, ways, whereabouts, wish, wit, wizardry, woo, word, workmanship, zip code, zone

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address

Allocution

N allocution, alloquy, address, speech, apostrophe, interpellation, appeal, invocation, salutation, word in the ear, dialogism, platform, plank, audience.

VB speak to, address, accost, make up to, apostrophize, appeal to, invoke, ball, salute, call to, halloo, take aside, take by the button, talk to in private, lecture, Int, soho!, halloo!, hey!, hist!.

Skill

N skill, skillfulness, address, dexterity, dexterousness, adroitness, expertness, proficiency, competence, technical competence, craft, callidity, facility, knack, trick, sleight, mastery, mastership, excellence, panurgy, ambidexterity, ambidextrousness, sleight of hand, seamanship, airmanship, marksmanship, horsemanship, rope-dancing, accomplishment, acquirement, attainment, art, science, technicality, technology, practical knowledge, technical knowledge, knowledge of the world, world wisdom, savoir faire, tact, mother wit, discretion, finesse, craftiness, management, self-help, cleverness, talent, ability, ingenuity, capacity, parts, talents, faculty, endowment, forte, turn, gift, genius, intelligence, sharpness, readiness, invention, aptness, aptitude, turn for, capacity for, genius for, felicity, capability, curiosa felicitas, qualification, habilitation, proficient, masterpiece, coup de maitre, chef d'euvre, tour de force, good stroke, skillful, dexterous, adroit, expert, apt, handy, quick, deft, ready, gain, slick, smart, proficient, good at, up to, at home in, master of, a good hand at, au fait, thoroughbred, masterly, crack, accomplished, conversant, experienced, practiced, skilled, hackneyed, up in, well up in, in practice, in proper cue, competent, efficient, qualified, capable, fitted, fit for, up to the mark, trained, initiated, prepared, primed, finished, clever, cute, able, ingenious, felicitous, gifted, talented, endowed, inventive, shrewd, sharp, on the ball, cunning, alive to, up to snuff, not to be caught with chaff, discreet, neat-handed, fine-fingered, nimble-fingered, ambidextrous, sure- footed, cut out for, fitted for, technical, artistic, scientific, daedalian, shipshape, workman- like, business-like, statesman-like, skillfully, well, artistically, with skill, with consummate skill, secundum artem, suo Marte, to the best of one's abilities, ars celare artem, artes honorabit, celui qui veut celui-la peut, c'est une grande habilite que de savoir cacher son, expertus metuit, es bildet ein Talent sich in der Stille sich ein C, heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, or the hand to execute, if you have lemons, make lemonade.

Request

N request, requisition, claim, petition, suit, prayer, begging letter, round robin, motion, overture, application, canvass, address, appeal, apostrophe, imprecation, rogation, proposal, proposition, orison, incantation, mendicancy, asking, begging, postulation, solicitation, invitation, entreaty, importunity, supplication, instance, impetration, imploration, obsecration, obtestation, invocation, interpellation, requesting, precatory, suppliant, supplicant, supplicatory, postulant, obsecratory, importunate, clamorous, urgent, cap in hand, on one's knees, on one's bended knees, on one's marrowbones, prithee, do, please, pray, be so good as, be good enough, have the goodness, vouchsafe, will you, I pray thee, if you please, Int, for God's sake!, for heaven's sake!, for goodness' sake!, for mercy's sake!, Dieu vous garde, dirigenos Domine, would you be so kind as to.

Abode

N abode, dwelling, lodging, domicile, residence, apartment, place, digs, pad, address, habitation, where one's lot is cast, local habitation, berth, diggings, seat, lap, sojourn, housing, quarters, headquarters, resiance, tabernacle, throne, ark, home, fatherland, country, homestead, homestall, fireside, hearth, hearth stone, chimney corner, inglenook, ingle side, harem, seraglio, zenana, household gods, lares et penates, roof, household, housing, dulce domum, paternal domicile, native soil, native land, habitat, range, stamping ground, haunt, hangout, biosphere, environment, ecological niche, nest, nidus, snuggery, arbor, bower, lair, den, cave, hole, hiding place, cell, sanctum sanctorum, aerie, eyrie, eyry, rookery, hive, covert, resort, retreat, perch, roost, nidification, kala jagah, bivouac, camp, encampment, cantonment, castrametation, barrack, casemate, casern, tent, building, chamber, xenodochium, tenement, messuage, farm, farmhouse, grange, hacienda, toft, cot, cabin, hut, chalet, croft, shed, booth, stall, hovel, bothy, shanty, dugout, wigwam, pen, barn, bawn, kennel, sty, doghold, cote, coop, hutch, byre, cow house, cow shed, stable, dovecote, columbary, columbarium, shippen, igloo, iglu, jacal, lacustrine dwelling, lacuslake dwelling, lacuspile dwelling, log cabin, log house, shack, shebang, tepee, topek, house, mansion, place, villa, cottage, box, lodge, hermitage, rus in urbe, folly, rotunda, tower, chateau, castle, pavilion, hotel, court, manor-house, capital messuage, hall, palace, kiosk, bungalow, casa, country seat, apartment house, flat house, frame house, shingle house, tenement house, temple, hamlet, village, thorp, dorp, ham, kraal, borough, burgh, town, city, capital, metropolis, suburb, province, country, county town, county seat, courthouse, ghetto, street, place, terrace, parade, esplanade, alameda, board walk, embankment, road, row, lane, alley, court, quadrangle, quad, wynd, close, yard, passage, rents, buildings, mews, square, polygon, circus, crescent, mall, piazza, arcade, colonnade, peristyle, cloister, gardens, grove, residences, block of buildings, market place, place, plaza, anchorage, roadstead, roads, dock, basin, wharf, quay, port, harbor, quarter, parish, assembly room, meetinghouse, pump room, spa, watering place, inn, hostel, hostelry, hotel, tavern, caravansary, dak bungalow, khan, hospice, public house, pub, pot house, mug house, gin mill, gin palace, bar, bar room, barrel house, cabaret, chophouse, club, clubhouse, cookshop, dive, exchange, grill room, saloon, shebeen, coffee house, eating house, canteen, restaurant, buffet, cafe, estaminet, posada, almshouse, poorhouse, townhouse, garden, park, pleasure ground, plaisance, demesne, cage, terrarium, doghouse, pen, aviary, barn, stall, zoo, urban, metropolitan, suburban, provincial, rural, rustic, domestic, cosmopolitan, palatial, eigner Hert ist goldes Werth, even cities have their graves, ubi libertas ibi patria, home sweet home.

Indication

N indication, symbolism, symbolization, semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics, Zeitgeist, characteristic, diagnostic, lineament, feature, trait, fingerprint, voiceprint, footprint, noseprint, cloven hoof, footfall, recognition (memory), diagnostic, divining rod, detector, sign, symbol, index, indice, indicator, point, pointer, exponent, note, token, symptom, dollar sign, dollar mark, type, figure, emblem, cipher, device, representation, epigraph, motto, posy, gesture, gesticulation, pantomime, wink, glance, leer, nod, shrug, beck, touch, nudge, dactylology, dactylonomy, freemasonry, telegraphy, chirology, byplay, dumb show, cue, hint, clue, clew, key, scent, signal, signal post, rocket, blue light, watch fire, watch tower, telegraph, semaphore, flagstaff, cresset, fiery cross, calumet, heliograph, guidon, headlight, mark, scratch, line, stroke, dash, score, stripe, streak, tick, dot, point, notch, nick, print, imprint, impress, impression, keyboard symbols, printing symbols, red letter, italics, sublineation, underlining, bold font, jotting, note, annotation, reference, blaze, cedilla, guillemets, hachure, quotation marks, ", double quotes, " ", parentheses, "( )", brackets, "", braces, "", left arrow, "<", right arrow, ">", forward slash, "/", backward slash, "\", exclamation point, "!", commercial at, "@", pound sign, "#", percent sign, "%", carat, "", ampersand, "&", asterisk, "*", hyphen, "-", dash, "-", "_", em dash, "--", plus sign, "+", equals sign, "=", question mark, "?", period, ", ", semicolon, ", ", colon, ":", comma, ", ", apostrophe, "'", single quote, "'", tilde, "~", badge, criterion, countercheck, countermark, countersign, counterfoil, duplicate, tally, label, ticket, billet, letter, counter, check, chip, chop, dib, totem, tessera, card, bill, witness, voucher, stamp, cacher, trade mark, Hall mark, signature, mark, autograph, autography, attestation, hand, hand writing, sign manual, cipher, seal, sigil, signet, hand and seal, paraph, brand, superscription, indorsement, endorsement, password, watchword, catchword, security card, pass, passkey, credentials, open sesame, timbrology, mot de passe, mot du guet, pass-parole, shibboleth, title, heading, docket, address card, visiting card, carte de visite, insignia, banner, banneret, bannerol, bandrol, flag, colors, streamer, standard, eagle, labarum, oriflamb, oriflamme, figurehead, ensign, pennon, pennant, pendant, burgee, blue Peter, jack, ancient, gonfalon, union jack, banderole, old glory, quarantine flag, vexillum, yellow-flag, yellow jack, tricolor, stars and stripes, bunting, heraldry, crest, coat of arms, arms, armorial bearings, hatchment, escutcheon, scutcheon, shield, supporters, livery, uniform, cockade, epaulet, chevron, garland, love knot, favor, beacon, cairn, post, staff, flagstaff, hand, pointer, vane, cock, weathercock, guidepost, handpost, fingerpost, directing post, signpost, pillars of Hercules, pharos, bale-fire, beacon-fire, l'etoile du Nord, landmark, seamark, lighthouse, balize, polestar, loadstar, lodestar, cynosure, guide, address, direction, name, sign, signboard, warning, omen, prefigurement, trace, record, warning &c, alarm, scepter, trophy, gauge, milestone, milepost, brand, fool's cap, check, telltale, test, mileage ticket, milliary, notification, advertisement, word of command, call, bugle call, trumpet call, bell, alarum, cry, battle cry, rallying cry, angelus, reveille, sacring bell, sanctus bell, exposition &c (explanation), proof, pattern, indicating, indicative, indicatory, denotative, connotative, diacritical, representative, typical, symbolic, pantomimic, pathognomonic, symptomatic, characteristic, demonstrative, diagnostic, exponential, emblematic, armorial, individual, known by, recognizable by, indicated, pointed, marked, denotable, indelible, in token of, symbolically, in dumb show, ecce signum, ex ungue leonem, ex pede Herculem, vide ut supra, vultus ariete fortior.


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