1 speech, talk, discourse, oration, lecture; sermon:
The Prime Minister's address to the nation was broadcast last night.
2 location, whereabouts:
She couldn't write to me because she didn't have my address.
3 speak or talk to; deliver or give a speech to; lecture:
After the coup, the general addressed the crowd in the square.
4 greet, hail, accost, approach:
She was addressing strangers in the street to ask their views on women's rights.
5 address oneself to. devote or direct or apply oneself to:
After the holidays, I again addressed myself to studying for examinations.