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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Address  \Ad*dress"\,  v.  t. 
 
  {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.  Adenoid  \Ad"e*noid\,  n. 
  (Med.) 
  A  swelling  produced  by  overgrowth  of  the  adenoid  tissue  in 
  the  roof  of  the  pharynx;  --  usually  in  pl 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Address  \Ad*dress"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Addressed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Addressing}.]  [OE.  adressen  to  raise  erect,  adorn, 
  OF  adrecier  to  straighten,  address,  F.  adresser,  fr  [`a] 
  (L.  ad)  +  OF  drecier  F.  dresser,  to  straighten,  arrange. 
  See  {Dress},  v.] 
  1.  To  aim  to  direct.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  And  this  good  knight  his  way  with  me  addrest. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  prepare  or  make  ready.  [Obs.] 
 
  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.  [Archaic] 
 
  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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Address  \Ad*dress"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  prepare  one's  self  [Obs.]  ``Let  us  address  to  tend  on 
  Hector's  heels.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  direct  speech.  [Obs.] 
 
  Young  Turnus  to  the  beauteous  maid  addrest. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  Note:  The  intransitive  uses  come  from  the  dropping  out  of  the 
  reflexive  pronoun. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Address  \Ad*dress\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  adresse  See  {Address},  v.  t.] 
  1.  Act  of  preparing  one's  self  [Obs.]  --Jer  Taylor. 
 
  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.  --Addison. 
 
  7.  Skill;  skillful  management;  dexterity;  adroitness. 
 
  Syn:  Speech;  discourse;  harangue;  oration;  petition;  lecture; 
  readiness;  ingenuity;  tact;  adroitness. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  address 
  n  1:  (computer  science)  the  code  that  identifies  where  a  piece  of 
  information  is  stored  [syn:  {computer  address}] 
  2:  the  place  where  a  person  or  organization  can  be  found  or 
  communicated  with 
  3:  a  formal  spoken  communication  delivered  to  an  audience;  "he 
  listened  to  an  address  on  minor  Roman  poets"  [syn:  {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  [syn:  {destination},  {name  and  address}] 
  7:  social  skill  [syn:  {savoir-faire}] 
  v  1:  speak  to  "He  addressed  the  crowd  outside  the  window"  [syn: 
  {speak  to},  {turn  to}] 
  2:  give  a  speech  to  "The  chairman  addressed  the  board  of 
  trustees"  [syn:  {speak}] 
  3:  put  an  address  on  (an  envelope,  for  example)  [syn:  {direct}] 
  4:  greet  by  a  prescribed  form  "He  always  addresses  me  with 
  Sir" 
  5:  direct  a  question  at  someone 
  6:  address  or  apply  oneself  to  something  direct  one's  efforts 
  towards  something  such  as  a  question 
  7:  deal  with  verbally  or  in  some  form  of  artistic  expression; 
  "This  book  deals  with  incest";  "The  course  covered  all  of 
  Western  Civilization"  [syn:  {cover},  {treat},  {handle},  {work}, 
  {plow},  {deal}] 
  8:  speak  to  someone  [syn:  {accost},  {come  up  to}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  address 
 
  1.    {e-mail  address}. 
 
  2.    {Internet  address}. 
 
  3.    {MAC  address}. 
 
  4.    An  unsigned  integer  used  to  select 
  one  fundamental  element  of  storage,  usually  known  as  a  {word} 
  from  a  computer's  {main  memory}  or  other  storage  device.  The 
  {CPU}  outputs  addresses  on  its  {address  bus}  which  may  be 
  connected  to  an  {address  decoder},  {cache  controller},  {memory 
  management  unit},  and  other  devices. 
 
  While  from  a  hardware  point  of  view  an  address  is  indeed  an 
  integer  most  {strongly  typed}  programming  languages  disallow 
  mixing  integers  and  addresses,  and  indeed  addresses  of 
  different  data  types.  This  is  a  fine  example  for  {syntactic 
  salt}:  the  compiler  could  work  without  it  but  makes  writing 
  bad  programs  more  difficult. 
 
  (1997-07-01) 
 
 




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