Address meaning

ə-drĕs'
The definition of an address is a written or verbal statement, or the physical location of something.

An example of an address is the President's Inaugural speech.

123 Main Street, New York, NY 10030 is an example of an address.

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To make a formal speech to.

Addressed the union members at the convention.

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To direct (a spoken or written message) to the attention of.

Address a protest to the faculty senate.

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To mark with a destination.

Address a letter.

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To speak to.

Addressed me in low tones.

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The place to which mail, etc. can be sent to someone; place where someone lives or works.
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Skill; skillful management; dexterity; adroitness.
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To apply (oneself) or direct (one's energies) to something.
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To deal or cope with; handle (problems, issues, etc.)
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To use a proper form in speaking to.

Address the judge as “Your Honor”

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A written or spoken speech, esp. a formal one.
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The writing on an envelope, parcel, etc. showing its destination.
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Skill and tact in handling situations.
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Conversational manner.
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Attentions paid in courting or wooing.
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, John Dryden.

Turnus addressed his men to single fight.

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Direction or superscription of a letter, or the name, title, and place of residence of the person addressed.
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Act of addressing oneself to a person; a discourse or speech.
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Attention in the way one addresses a lady.
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A description of the location of a property.

The President's address is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C.

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(by extension) The property itself.

I went to his address but there was nobody there.

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(computing) A location in computer memory.

The program will crash if there is no valid data stored at that address.

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(Internet) An Internet address; URL.
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, Jeremy Taylor.

The five foolish virgins addressed themselves at the noise of the bridegroom's coming.

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(reflexive) To prepare oneself; to apply one's skill or energies (to some object); to betake.
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(archaic) To clothe or array; to dress.
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To direct, as words (to any one or any thing); to make, as a speech, petition, etc. (to any one, an audience).

He addressed some portions of his remarks to his supporters, some to his opponents.

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To direct speech to; to make a communication to, whether spoken or written; to apply to by words, as by a speech, petition, etc., to speak to; to accost.
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To direct in writing, as a letter; to superscribe, or to direct and transmit.

He addressed a letter.

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To make suit to as a lover; to court; to woo.
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To consign or intrust to the care of another, as agent or factor.

The ship was addressed to a merchant in Baltimore.

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To address oneself to; to prepare oneself for; to apply oneself to; to direct one's speech or discourse to.
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(formal) To direct attention towards a problem or obstacle, in an attempt to resolve it.
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(intransitive, computing) To refer a location in computer memory.
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Address means to direct a verbal or written statement to someone.

An example of address is the President speaking to the nation about the ending of a war.

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To dispatch or consign (a ship, for example) to an agent or factor.
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To adjust and aim the club at (a golf ball) in preparing for a stroke.
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A formal speech or written communication.
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To direct (spoken or written words) to someone.
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To speak to or write to [to address an audience]

He addressed himself to both of us.

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To write the destination on (a letter or parcel)
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To store (data) in, or retrieve it from, a specific location in memory.
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To make ready; prepare.
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(1) The number of a particular RAM or peripheral storage location. Like post office boxes, each byte of RAM and each sector on a drive has its own unique address. Programs are compiled into machine language, which references actual addresses in the computer. See address bus and machine language.
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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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Manner of speaking to another; delivery.

A man of pleasing or insinuating address.

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Origin of address

  • 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 direct)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English adressen (“to raise erect, adorn”), from Old French adrecier (“to straighten, address”) (modern French adresser), from a- (Latin ad (“to”)) + drecier (modern French dresser (“to straighten, arrange”)) < Vulgar Latin *directiāre, from Latin directus (“straight or right”), from the verb dīrigĕre, itself from regĕre (“to govern, to rule”).
    From Wiktionary