- 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 addressedforward, send, call, discuss, talk, try, give, route, dispatch, mark, consign, remit, transmit, ship, label, inscribe, superscribe, postmark, orate, stump
Examples from the Web for addressed
Contemporary Examples of addressed
There are, however, systemic problems that must be addressed.Are Police Stealing People’s Property?
Joan Blades, Matt Kibbe
January 2, 2015
Christians should have addressed that conflict more forcefully over the holidays.No Gods, No Cops, No Masters
January 1, 2015
The trickiest items having been placed in the “freezer” to be addressed at a later date.Did The U.S.-Cuba Deal Help Drive A Rebel Ceasefire in Colombia?
December 18, 2014
In January, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf addressed the country optimistically.Liberia’s Ebola Famine
Abby Haglage, Nina Strochlic
November 13, 2014
In his opinion, Rio Tinto has not addressed this provision of the comprehensive sanctions against Iran.McCain Helps a Business Partner of Iran
November 13, 2014
Historical Examples of addressed
Haley drew near, and heard Captain Rushton addressed as Mr. Smith.Brave and Bold
He addressed also a letter to Dubosq through the newspapers.
This question was addressed to the lady, who drew back, and made no reply.
He addressed the nation by radio and announced his plans for a New Deal.
On his return he addressed, by their request, the people gathered to receive him.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
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).
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.