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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    n 1: (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece
         of information is stored [syn: address, computer
         address, reference]
    2: the place where a person or organization can be found or
       communicated with
    3: the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an
       audience; "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"
       [syn: address, 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: address, destination, name and address]
    7: the stance assumed by a golfer in preparation for hitting a
       golf ball
    8: social skill [syn: savoir-faire, address]
    v 1: speak to; "He addressed the crowd outside the window" [syn:
         address, turn to]
    2: give a speech to; "The chairman addressed the board of
       trustees" [syn: address, speak]
    3: put an address on (an envelope) [syn: address, direct]
    4: direct a question at someone
    5: address or apply oneself to something, direct one's efforts
       towards something, such as a question
    6: greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name; "He always
       addresses me with `Sir'"; "Call me Mister"; "She calls him by
       first name" [syn: address, call]
    7: access or locate by address
    8: act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This
       book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western
       Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"
       [syn: cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address]
    9: speak to someone [syn: address, accost, come up to]
    10: adjust and aim (a golf ball) at in preparation of hitting

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Address \Ad*dress"\ ([a^]d*dr[e^]s"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
   Addressed (-dr[e^]st"); 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.
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            And this good knight his way with me addrest.
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   2. To prepare or make ready. [Obs.]
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            His foe was soon addressed.           --Spenser.
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            Turnus addressed his men to single fight. --Dryden.
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            The five foolish virgins addressed themselves at the
            noise of the bridegroom's coming.     --Jer. Taylor.
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   3. Reflexively: To prepare one's self; to apply one's skill
      or energies (to some object); to betake.
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            These men addressed themselves to the task.
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   4. To clothe or array; to dress. [Archaic]
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            Tecla . . . addressed herself in man's apparel.
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   5. To direct, as words (to any one or any thing); to make, as
      a speech, petition, etc. (to any one, an audience).
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            The young hero had addressed his players to him for
            his assistance.                       --Dryden.
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   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.
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            Are not your orders to address the senate?
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            The representatives of the nation addressed the
            king.                                 --Swift.
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   7. To direct in writing, as a letter; to superscribe, or to
      direct and transmit; as, he addressed a letter.
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   8. To make suit to as a lover; to court; to woo.
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   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.
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   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.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Address \Ad*dress"\ ([a^]d*dr[e^]s"), v. i.
   1. To prepare one's self. [Obs.] "Let us address to tend on
      Hector's heels." --Shak.
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   2. To direct speech. [Obs.]
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            Young Turnus to the beauteous maid addrest.
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   Note: The intransitive uses come from the dropping out of the
         reflexive pronoun.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Address \Ad*dress\, n. [Cf. F. adresse. See Address, v. t.]
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   1. Act of preparing one's self. [Obs.] --Jer Taylor.
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   2. Act of addressing one's self to a person; verbal
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   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
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   4. Direction or superscription of a letter, or the name,
      title, and place of residence of the person addressed.
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   5. Manner of speaking to another; delivery; as, a man of
      pleasing or insinuating address.
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   6. Attention in the way one's addresses to a lady. --Addison.
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   7. Skill; skillful management; dexterity; adroitness.
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   Syn: Speech; discourse; harangue; oration; petition; lecture;
        readiness; ingenuity; tact; adroitness.
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5. The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015)

   1.  e-mail address.

   2.  IP 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.


6. Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)
ADDRESS, chan. plead. That part of a bill which contains the appropriate and
technical description of the court where the plaintiff seeks his remedy.
Coop. Eq. Pl. 8; Bart. Suit in Eq. Story, Eq. Pl. Sec. 26 Van Hey. Eq.
Draft. 2.

7. Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)
ADDRESS, legislation. In Pennsylvania it is a resolution of both, branches
of the legislature, two-thirds of each house concurring, requesting the
governor to remove a judge from office. The constitution of that state, art.
5, s. 2, directs that "for any reasonable cause, which shall not be, ground
for impeachment, the governor may remove any of them [the judges], on the
address of two-third's of each branch of the legislature."  The mode of
removal by address is unknown to the constitution of the, United States, but
it is recognized in several of the states. In some of the state
constitutions the language is imperative; the governor when thus addressed
shall remove; in others it is left to his discretion, he may remove.  The
relative proportion of each house that must join in the address, varies also
in different states.  In some a bare majority is sufficient; in others, two-
thirds are requisite; and in others three-fourths. 1 Journ. of Law, 154.

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