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addressed


  2  definitions  found 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  addressed 
  adj  :  of  mail  marked  with  a  destination;  "I  throw  away  all  mail 
  addressed  to  `resident'"  [ant:  {unaddressed}] 




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