- 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
Related Words for addresshome, number, location, lecture, talk, sermon, forward, send, call, discuss, try, give, abode, direction, dwelling, house, domicile, headquarters, whereabouts, street
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
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
But this student also resists the idea that fraternities have a special responsibility to address sexual assault on campus.Fraternities in a Post-UVA World
December 12, 2014
Historical Examples of address
Billy, go up to the address he gives you, and get some of these se-gars.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
"This is my address," said the merchant, writing it in pencil, and handing it to Robert.Brave and Bold
Mr. Randell, the Chairman of the Perth Municipality, read an address of welcome.Explorations in Australia
The address to the crowd at the Capitol was broadcast on a loudspeaker.
He concluded by formally moving the presentation of the address to the Queen.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
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).