Address Ad*dress, n. [Cf. F. adresse. See {Address}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. Act of preparing one's self. [Obs.] --Jer Taylor. [1913 Webster]

2. Act of addressing one's self to a person; verbal application. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. Direction or superscription of a letter, or the name, title, and place of residence of the person addressed. [1913 Webster]

5. Manner of speaking to another; delivery; as, a man of pleasing or insinuating address. [1913 Webster]

6. Attention in the way one's addresses to a lady. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

7. Skill; skillful management; dexterity; adroitness. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Speech; discourse; harangue; oration; petition; lecture; readiness; ingenuity; tact; adroitness. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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