[noun uh-dres, ad-res; verb uh-dres]


verb (used with object), ad·dressed, ad·dress·ing.

verb (used without object), ad·dressed or ad·drest, ad·dress·ing. Obsolete.

to make an appeal.
to make preparations.

Nearby words

  1. addlebrained,
  2. addled,
  3. addlepated,
  4. addn.,
  5. addnl.,
  6. address bar,
  7. addressable,
  8. addressee,
  9. addressing machine,
  10. addressograph

Origin of address

1300–50; Middle English adressen to adorn < Middle French adresser. See a-5, dress

1. discourse, lecture. See speech. 5. adroitness, cleverness, ingenuity, tact.

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unaddressed

British Dictionary definitions for unaddressed



(of a letter, package, etc) not having an address



the conventional form by which the location of a building is described
the written form of this, as on a letter or parcel, preceded by the name of the person or organization for whom it is intended
the place at which someone lives
a speech or written communication, esp one of a formal nature
skilfulness or tact
archaic manner or style of speaking or conversation
computing a number giving the location of a piece of stored informationSee also direct access
British government a statement of the opinions or wishes of either or both Houses of Parliament that is sent to the sovereign
the alignment or position of a part, component, etc, that permits correct assembly or fitting
(usually plural) expressions of affection made by a man in courting a woman

verb -dresses, -dressing or -dressed or obsolete, or poetic -drest (tr)

to mark (a letter, parcel, etc) with an address
to speak to, refer to in speaking, or deliver a speech to
(used reflexively; foll by to)
  1. to speak or write tohe addressed himself to the chairman
  2. to apply oneself tohe addressed himself to the task
to direct (a message, warning, etc) to the attention of
to consign or entrust (a ship or a ship's cargo) to a factor, merchant, etc
to adopt a position facing (the ball in golf, a partner in a dance, the target in archery, etc)
to treat of; deal withchapter 10 addresses the problem of transitivity
an archaic word for woo
Derived Formsaddresser or addressor, noun

Word Origin for address

C14: (in the sense: to make right, adorn) and c15 (in the modern sense: to direct words): via Old French from Vulgar Latin addrictiāre (unattested) to make straight, direct oneself towards, from Latin ad- to + dīrectus direct

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Word Origin and History for unaddressed
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