- 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 addresseshome, number, location, lecture, talk, sermon, forward, send, call, discuss, try, give, abode, direction, dwelling, house, domicile, headquarters, whereabouts, street
Examples from the Web for addresses
Contemporary Examples of addresses
Perhaps the most interesting and indeed relevant of this is the C2 (or Command and Control) addresses found in the malware.
These addresses were used by whoever carried out the attack to control the malware and can be found in the malware code itself.
It's a lot of pressure on host/producer Sarah Koenig, something she addresses in the beginning of the episode.What if 'Serial' Has No Ending?
Alex Chancey, The Daily Beast Video
December 18, 2014
Never Can Say Goodbye also addresses what happens when the romantic notion dissipates.Writers to New York: I Wish I Knew How to Quit You
December 1, 2014
He figured he could search online for the names and addresses of returning American soldiers.The Loser Who Wanted to Be the ISIS Agent Next Door
September 18, 2014
Historical Examples of addresses
I have met a Mlle. Bines to whom I shall at once pay my addresses.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
It is found in nearly all the published speeches of him who now addresses you.
Addresses in its favor have been heard from all our pulpits.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
He had resolved to subject her to the ordeal of the prince's addresses.Calderon The Courtier
The moment he addresses himself to the Government, he becomes a public offender!Little Dorrit
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.