address

[ noun uh-dres, ad-res; verb uh-dres ]SEE DEFINITION OF address

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ADDRESS

Billy, go up to the address he gives you, and get some of these se-gars.

"This is my address," said the merchant, writing it in pencil, and handing it to Robert.

Mr. Randell, the Chairman of the Perth Municipality, read an address of welcome.

The address to the crowd at the Capitol was broadcast on a loudspeaker.

He concluded by formally moving the presentation of the address to the Queen.

You may say, that I will do every thing they would have me do, if they will free me from Mr. Solmes's address.

But I concluded the mistake lay in the person; and that his address was to Miss Arabella.

The execution is left entirely to your judgment and address.

I think I have a clue by which his address may be ascertained.

His conceptions also are sometimes absurd; for instance, the Address to Light.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "to guide or direct," from Old French adrecier "go straight toward; straighten, set right; point, direct" (13c.), from Vulgar Latin *addirectiare "make straight," from Latin ad "to" (see ad-) + *directiare, from Latin directus "straight, direct" (see direct (v.)). Late 14c. as "to set in order, repair, correct." Meaning "to write as a destination on a written message" is from mid-15c. Meaning "to direct spoken words (to someone)" is from late 15c. Related: Addressed; addressing.

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