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Definition of Address


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

Address Quotations

If we want to address global warming, along with the other environmental problems associated with our continued rush to burn our precious fossil fuels as quickly as possible, we must learn to use our resources more wisely, kick our addiction, and quickly start turning to sources of energy that have fewer negative impacts.
David Suzuki

If you are building a culture where honest expectations are communicated and peer accountability is the norm, then the group will address poor performance and attitudes.
Henry Cloud

Global poverty is a complex web of interlinked problems. There is no one 'silver bullet' that will solve global inequality. Multiple contributing factors must be tackled in parallel. Yes, education alone is unlikely to lead to employment without economic reform to address the demand side in much of the developing world.
Adam Braun

Grave security concerns can arise as a result of demographic trends, chronic poverty, economic inequality, environmental degradation, pandemic diseases, organized crime, repressive governance and other developments no state can control alone. Arms can't address such concerns.
Ban Ki-moon

Especially for those of us who lived in single cells, you had the time to sit down and think, and we discovered that sitting down just to think is one of the best ways of keeping yourself fresh and able, to be able to address the problems facing you, and you had the opportunity, also, of examining your past.
Nelson Mandela
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Address Translations

address in Afrikaans is adres, toespreek, adresseer
address in Danish is adresse
address in Dutch is adresseren
address in Finnish is osoite
address in German is Anschrift {m}, Adresse {f}
address in Italian is rivolgere la parola, indirizzo, nominativo
address in Latin is oratio, aggredior, adicio
address in Norwegian is adresse
address in Swedish is tilltala, adress, utanskrift, rikta, adressera
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