- 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.
- address bar,
- addressing machine,
Origin of address
Examples from the Web for unaddressed
In return for all this solicitude the lawyer had an unaddressed and ambiguous scrawl in his possession.The Incendiary|W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
When the war broke out, American gifts tumbled into Paris, addressed and unaddressed.Our Part in the Great War|Arthur Gleason
Kent gave her a moment's grace, then drawing out the unaddressed envelope from his pocket he held it toward her.The Red Seal|Natalie Sumner Lincoln
Through the long morning she moved through the streets, accosting no one, stared at by the multitude, but unaddressed.Istar of Babylon|Margaret Horton Potter
All that the authorities found was a sealed, unaddressed envelope, which they opened.The Three Eyes|Maurice Leblanc
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.