form of address


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Noun1.form of address - an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'; "the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title"
appellation, appellative, designation, denomination - identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
Aga, Agha - title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey)
Defender of the Faith - a title that Leo X bestowed on Henry VIII and later withdrew; parliament restored the title and it has been used by English sovereigns ever since
Don - a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for men that is prefixed to the forename; "Don Roberto"
Dona - a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for a woman; "Dona Marguerita"
Frau - a German courtesy title or form of address for an adult woman
Fraulein - a German courtesy title or form of address for an unmarried woman
Hakham - a Hebrew title of respect for a wise and highly educated man
Herr - a German courtesy title or form of address for a man
Miss - a form of address for an unmarried woman
Mister, Mr, Mr. - a form of address for a man
Mrs, Mrs. - a form of address for a married woman
Ms., Ms - a form of address for a woman
Rabbi - a Hebrew title of respect for a Jewish scholar or teacher
Reverend - a title of respect for a clergyman
Senor - a Spanish title or form of address for a man; similar to the English `Mr' or `sir'
Senora - a Spanish title or form of address for a married woman; similar to the English `Mrs' or `madam'
Senorita - a Spanish title or form of address used to or of an unmarried girl or woman; similar to the English `Miss'
Signora - an Italian title or form of address for a married woman
Signorina - an Italian title or form of address for an unmarried woman
Very Reverend - a title of respect for various ecclesiastical officials (as cathedral deans and canons and others)
Padre, Father - `Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church); `Padre' is frequently used in the military
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The note began, without the usual form of address, in these words:
Old John, immensely flattered by the personal notoriety implied in this familiar form of address, answered, with something like a knowing look, 'I should believe you could, sir,' and was turning over in his mind various forms of eulogium, with the view of selecting one appropriate to the qualities of his best bed, when his ideas were put to flight by Mr Chester giving Barnaby the letter, and bidding him make all speed away.
Mr Chuckster likewise remarked, that he had some reason to believe this form of address was personal to himself, and that he was not a man to be trifled with--as certain snobs (whom he did not more particularly mention or describe) might find to their cost.
He then directed our attention to the wall, and was beginning, 'I assure you, gentlemen,' when I ventured to object to that ceremonious form of address, and to beg that he would speak to us in the old way.
It had the fault of frequent repetition, incidental to all such prayers; but it was plain and comprehensive in its doctrines, and breathed a tone of general sympathy and charity, which is not so commonly a characteristic of this form of address to the Deity as it might be.
This unusual form of address, though mumbled rather than spoken, caused the body of Mr.
Maharaj,' whined Kim, using the Hindu form of address, and thoroughly enjoying the situation; 'my father is dead - my mother is dead - my stomach is empty.
They don't live in the United Kingdom and so have no allegiance and that form of address distinguishes her from other monarchs around the world.
The entry describes the term as a noun "used as a familiar or affectionate form of address for a person of either sex, or to describe an attractive man".
It is an over-familiar form of address for business dealings.