Familiar Address

Entertainment / Literature / Familiar Address: Not to be confused with the animal known as a witch's familiar (see immediately below), the familiar address is the use of informal pronouns in Middle English and Early Modern English. Pronouns such as 'Thou, thy, thee, and thine' are familiar or informal pronouns used to speak either affectionately to someone of equal or lesser rank, or to speak contemptuously and callously to a lesser. Pronouns such as You [nominative], your, you [objective], and yours imply a more formal and respectful sort of address. This division in Middle English and Early Modern English is akin to the division in Spanish between tu and usted, or the similar observance of tu and vous in French. In Shakespeare's plays and in Middle English literature, these pronouns provide actors with a strong hint concerning the tone in which words should be spoken.

Other Words for Address

Address Verb Synonyms: speak or talk to, deliver or give a speech to, lecture
Address Noun Synonyms: speech, talk, discourse, oration, lecture, sermon
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Other Words for Familiar

Familiar Noun Synonyms: well-known, common, commonplace, everyday, ordinary, current
Familiar Adjective Synonyms: friendly, affable, close, intimate, sociable, social, free, free and easy, relaxed, over-friendly, overfree, overfamiliar, bold, forward, insolent, impudent, presumptuous, presuming, disrespectful, unreserved, unrestrained, informal, casual, cordial
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IP Address

Technology / Email / IP Address: A unique number assigned to each device connected to the Internet. An IP address can be dynamic, meaning it changes each time an email message or campaign goes out, or it can be static, meaning it doe MORE

Familiarity

Science / Astrology / Familiarity: Any kind of aspect or reception between two planets. MORE

Familiar Address

Entertainment / Literature / Familiar Address: Not to be confused with the animal known as a witch's familiar (see immediately below), the familiar address is the use of informal pronouns in Middle English and Early Modern English. Pronouns such a MORE

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