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address

ad·dress

address

 
pronunciation:
dres
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a formal speech or talk.
Many people watched the president's address on TV.
synonyms:
lecture, speech, talk
similar words:
sermon
definition 2: the place where one lives or a business is located. The address has the street name and number, city, and state or province.
The address is 20 East Park Street, Washington, D.C.
similar words:
dwelling, home, house, lodging, residence
definition 3: this information written or printed on things that are mailed.
It is hard to read the address on this envelope.
similar words:
whereabouts
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: addressed, addresses, addressing
definition 1: to speak or write to.
When he said that, he was addressing me, not you.The mayor addressed the people of the town in a letter printed in the newspaper.
synonyms:
speak to, talk to
similar words:
aim, cast, direct, greet, hail, lecture, treat
definition 2: to give attention to; deal with.
We addressed the problems right away.
synonyms:
deal with
antonyms:
ignore, shun
similar words:
tackle, talk, turn
definition 3: to write information on, telling where something can be delivered.
I addressed the letter to him in Paris.
similar words:
direct, label, route
derivation: addresser (n.)
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