Address means to direct a verbal or written statement to someone.verb
An example of address is the President speaking to the nation about the ending of a war.
The definition of an address is a written or verbal statement, or the physical location of something.noun
- An example of an address is the President's Inaugural speech.
- 123 Main Street, New York, NY 10030 is an example of an address.
- to direct (spoken or written words) to someone
- to speak to or write to [to address an audience]: sometimes used reflexively: he addressed himself to both of us
- to write the destination on (a letter or parcel)
- to use a proper form in speaking to: address the judge as “Your Honor”
- to apply (oneself) or direct (one's energies)
- to deal or cope with; handle (problems, issues, etc.)
- to take a stance beside and prepare to hit (a golf ball)
- to take a stance before (a target in archery)
- Comput. to store (data) in, or retrieve it from, a specific location in memory
- Obsolete to make ready; prepare
Origin: ME adressen, to guide, direct < OFr adresser < a-, to + dresser < VL *directiare, to direct < L dirigere: see direct
- a written or spoken speech, esp. a formal one
- the place to which mail, etc. can be sent to someone; place where someone lives or works
- the writing on an envelope, parcel, etc. showing its destination
- skill and tact in handling situations
- conversational manner
- attentions paid in courting or wooing
- a number or other code identifying the specific location of stored data in memory or a storage device
- a string of keyboard characters serving as an assigned name or designation, as for a network mailbox, a Web site, etc.
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transitive verb ad·dressed, ad·dress·ing, ad·dress·es
- To speak to: addressed me in low tones.
- To make a formal speech to.
- To direct (a spoken or written message) to the attention of: address a protest to the faculty senate.
- To mark with a destination: address a letter.
- a. To direct the efforts or attention of (oneself): address oneself to a task.b. To deal with: addressed the issue of absenteeism.
- To dispatch or consign (a ship, for example) to an agent or factor.
- Sports To adjust and aim the club at (a golf ball) in preparing for a stroke.
- also a. A description of the location of a person or organization, as written or printed on mail as directions for delivery: wrote down the address on the envelope.b. The location at which a particular organization or person may be found or reached: went to her address but no one was home.
- also Computer Science a. A name or number used in information storage or retrieval that is assigned to a specific memory location.b. The memory location identified by this name or number.c. A name or a sequence of characters that designates an e-mail account or a specific site on the Internet or other network.
- A formal spoken or written communication.
- A formal speech.
- Courteous attentions. Often used in the plural.
- The manner or bearing of a person, especially in conversation.
- Skill, deftness, and grace in dealing with people or situations. See Synonyms at tact.
- The act of dispatching or consigning a ship, as to an agent or a factor.
Origin: Middle English adressen, to direct, from Old French adresser, from Vulgar Latin *addīrēctiāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Vulgar Latin *dīrēctiāre, to straighten (from Latin dīrēctus, past participle of dīrigere, to direct; see direct).
address - Computer Definition
The coded representation of the physical or logical location of a source or destination resource, such as a register, a memory partition, an application, or a node or station. An address may be contained in an address field associated with a data unit, such as a block, cell, frame, or packet, in order that switches, routers, and other devices can forward the data unit to the destination device across a network. Alternatively, an address might be used to set up a path between originating and destination devices, such as voice telephone sets, to connect a call. A PSTN telephone number, for example, is a logical address associated with a physical port on a physical central office (CO) switch connected to a physical copper circuit terminating in a physical device such as a PBX, key system, or telephone set at a fixed physical location. A cellular telephone number is a logical address associated with a physical station that typically is mobile, perhaps across networks. An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a logical address associated with a data terminal or other physical network element that may be either fixed in location or mobile, perhaps across networks. See also E.164, IP address, logical, and physical.
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(1) The number of a particular memory or peripheral storage location. Like post office boxes, each byte of memory and each disk sector has its own unique address. Programs are compiled into machine language, which references actual addresses in the computer.
(2) As a verb, to manage or work with. For example, "the computer can address 16GB of memory."
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