- a label, as an integer, symbol, or other set of characters, designating a location, register, etc., where information is stored in computer memory.
- a set of characters designating an email account: Her email address ends in “.net,” not “.com.”
- a set of characters designating the location of a website or a particular computer or other device on a network: He visits that website so often that its complete address comes up whenever he types its first letter into the address bar.See also URL
verb (used with object), ad·dressed, ad·dress·ing.
verb (used without object), ad·dressed or ad·drest, ad·dress·ing. Obsolete.
Origin of address
Synonyms for address
Examples from the Web for address
Contemporary Examples of address
Many of those who have become cops in New York seem to have ceased to address such minor offenses over the past few days.Shot Down During the NYPD Slowdown
January 7, 2015
Left and right think the way to address racial strife is through policy.No Gods, No Cops, No Masters
January 1, 2015
Garner believed that he could stand on a public street, unarmed, and address police officers rationally.What Would Happen if I Got in White Cop’s Face?
December 30, 2014
He noted in his address that both his mother and his father are retired NYPD detectives.Cop Families Boo De Blasio at NYPD Graduation
December 30, 2014
The Graham report goes on to address the situation more than three centuries later.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built
December 12, 2014
Historical Examples of address
It contained no note, but the address was in Winnie's handwriting.Frank Merriwell's Reward
Burt L. Standish
When the first sale is made, the name and address are entered on one of these cards, and the date indicated in the proper column.
Upon the other interesting subjects noticed in your address we shall bestow the requisite attention.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents
Edited by James D. Richardson
Bordin asked permission of the Court to address a few questions to the witness.An Historical Mystery
Honore de Balzac
Go boldly up to him, and invent some pretence to address him, or wait in this angle of deep shade, and see what would happen next?In the Days of My Youth
Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
verb -dresses, -dressing or -dressed or obsolete, or poetic -drest (tr)
- to speak or write tohe addressed himself to the chairman
- to apply oneself tohe addressed himself to the task
Word Origin for address
early 14c., "to guide or direct," from Old French adrecier "go straight toward; straighten, set right; point, direct" (13c.), from Vulgar Latin *addirectiare "make straight," from Latin ad "to" (see ad-) + *directiare, from Latin directus "straight, direct" (see direct (v.)). Late 14c. as "to set in order, repair, correct." Meaning "to write as a destination on a written message" is from mid-15c. Meaning "to direct spoken words (to someone)" is from late 15c. Related: Addressed; addressing.
1530s, "dutiful or courteous approach," from address (v.) and from French adresse. Sense of "formal speech" is from 1751. Sense of "superscription of a letter" is from 1712 and led to the meaning "place of residence" (1888).