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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.


Synonymsspeech


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


Synonymssavoir-faire


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.


Synonymsspeak


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


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


Entailspeak, talk

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


Synonymsdirect


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.


Synonymscall


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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