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English noun: address

1. address (communication) (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored

Synonymscomputer address, reference

Broader (hypernym)code, computer code

Narrower (hyponym)argument, parameter, uniform resource locator, universal resource locator, URL

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

2. address (location) the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with

Broader (hypernym)geographic point, geographical point

Narrower (hyponym)abode, business address, mailing address, residence, street address

3. address (communication) the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience

SamplesHe listened to an address on minor Roman poets.


Broader (hypernym)speech act

Narrower (hyponym)allocution, colloquium, discourse, dithyramb, impromptu, inaugural, inaugural address, lecture, litany, oral presentation, oratory, preaching, public lecture, public speaking, sermon, speaking, speechmaking, talk

Instance hyponymGettysburg Address

Part holonymbody, close, closing, conclusion, end, ending, introduction

4. address (communication) the manner of speaking to another individual

SamplesHe failed in his manner of address to the captain.

Broader (hypernym)delivery, manner of speaking, speech

5. address (communication) a sign in front of a house or business carrying the conventional form by which its location is described

Broader (hypernym)street sign

6. address (communication) written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location

Synonymsdestination, name and address

Broader (hypernym)direction, instruction

Narrower (hyponym)return address

Part holonympostal code, postcode, ZIP, ZIP code

Part meronymletter, missive

7. address (attribute) the stance assumed by a golfer in preparation for hitting a golf ball

Broader (hypernym)stance

Domain categorygolf, golf game

8. address (attribute) social skill


Broader (hypernym)tact, tactfulness

English verb: address

1. address (communication) speak to

SamplesHe addressed the crowd outside the window.

Synonymsturn to

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate

Narrower (hyponym)address, ask, call

2. address (communication) give a speech to

SamplesThe chairman addressed the board of trustees.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Narrower (hyponym)blaze away, harangue, keynote, memorialise, memorialize

Entailspeak, talk

3. address (communication) put an address on (an envelope)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)label

Narrower (hyponym)instrument, misaddress, misdirect, re-address

4. address (competition) direct a question at someone

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)aim, direct, place, point, target

5. address (consumption) address or apply oneself to something, direct one's efforts towards something, such as a question

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize

6. address (social) greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name

SamplesHe always addresses me with `Sir'.
Call me Mister.
She calls him by first name.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something

Broader (hypernym)address, turn to

Verb groupcall, name

7. address (possession) access or locate by address

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)access

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

8. address (communication) act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression

SamplesThis book deals with incest.
The course covered all of Western Civilization.
The new book treats the history of China.

Synonymscover, deal, handle, plow, treat

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)broach, initiate

Narrower (hyponym)discourse, discuss, talk about, theologise, theologize

Verb groupcomprehend, cover, do by, embrace, encompass, handle, treat

9. address (communication) speak to someone

Synonymsaccost, come up to

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)come, come up

Narrower (hyponym)approach, greet, recognise, recognize

10. address (change) adjust and aim (a golf ball) at in preparation of hitting

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)adjust, align, aline, line up

Domain categorygolf, golf game

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