RE: Address this. . .

Subject: RE: Address this. . .
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 10:55:19 -0400

Merriam-Webster Online has, for the word "address"

Main Entry: adÂdress
Pronunciation: \É-Ëdres, a- also Ëa-Ëdres\
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English adressen, from Anglo-French adrescer, from a- (from Latin ad-) + drescer to direct, put right â more at dress
Date: 14th century
transitive verb
1 archaic a : direct, aim b : to direct to go : send
2 a : to direct the efforts or attention of (oneself) <will address himself to the problem> b : to deal with : treat <intrigued by the chance to address important issues â I. L. Horowitz>
3 archaic : to make ready; especially : dress
4 a : to communicate directly <addresses his thanks to his host> b : to speak or write directly to; especially : to deliver a formal speech to
5 a : to mark directions for delivery on <address a letter> b : to consign to the care of another (as an agent or factor)
6 : to greet by a prescribed form
7 : to adjust the club preparatory to hitting (a golf ball)
8 : to identify (as a computer peripheral or memory location) by an address or a name for information transfer
intransitive verb
obsolete : to direct one's speech or attentions

My paper copy Concise Oxford has, for the word "address"

address n & v
n. 1 a the place where a person lives.....
5 archaic - manner in conversation

v. 1 write directions for delivery (esp. the name
and address of the intended recipient) on (an
envelope, packet, etc.).
2 direct in speech or writing (remarks, a protest,
3 speak or write to, esp. formally (addressed the
audience, asked me how to address a duke)
4 direct one's attention to
.... 5 Golf take aim at or prepare to hit (the ball)

I still haven't got that dictionary where "address"
is "fix or repair as hoped/expected, or else".
It seems to enjoy some currency on this list, so
you'd think it would be widely available.

- Kevin (no snark here...)
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