What does Address mean?

Definitions for Address
əˈdrɛs, ˈæd rɛs; əˈdrɛsAd·dress

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Address.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. address, computer address, reference(noun)

    (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored

  2. address(noun)

    the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with

  3. address, speech(noun)

    the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience

    "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"

  4. address(noun)

    the manner of speaking to another individual

    "he failed in his manner of address to the captain"

  5. address(noun)

    a sign in front of a house or business carrying the conventional form by which its location is described

  6. address, destination, name and address(noun)

    written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location

  7. address(noun)

    the stance assumed by a golfer in preparation for hitting a golf ball

  8. savoir-faire, address(verb)

    social skill

  9. address, turn to(verb)

    speak to

    "He addressed the crowd outside the window"

  10. address, speak(verb)

    give a speech to

    "The chairman addressed the board of trustees"

  11. address, direct(verb)

    put an address on (an envelope)

  12. address(verb)

    direct a question at someone

  13. address(verb)

    address or apply oneself to something, direct one's efforts towards something, such as a question

  14. address, call(verb)

    greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name

    "He always addresses me with `Sir'"; "Call me Mister"; "She calls him by first name"

  15. address(verb)

    access or locate by address

  16. cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address(verb)

    act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression

    "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"

  17. address, accost, come up to(verb)

    speak to someone

  18. address(verb)

    adjust and aim (a golf ball) at in preparation of hitting

Wiktionary

  1. address(Noun)

    Direction or superscription of a letter, or the name, title, and place of residence of the person addressed.

    Etymology: adressen, from adrecier, (French adresser), from a (Latin ad) ("to") + Old French drecier, (French dresser); see dress. Originally from the Latin ad and directus, signifying "right to the point"; from di- + perfect passive participle rectus, from verb rego.

  2. address(Noun)

    Act of addressing oneself to a person; a discourse or speech.

    Etymology: adressen, from adrecier, (French adresser), from a (Latin ad) ("to") + Old French drecier, (French dresser); see dress. Originally from the Latin ad and directus, signifying "right to the point"; from di- + perfect passive participle rectus, from verb rego.

  3. address(Noun)

    Manner of speaking to another; delivery.

    a man of pleasing or insinuating address

    Etymology: adressen, from adrecier, (French adresser), from a (Latin ad) ("to") + Old French drecier, (French dresser); see dress. Originally from the Latin ad and directus, signifying "right to the point"; from di- + perfect passive participle rectus, from verb rego.

  4. address(Noun)

    Attention in the way one addresses a lady.

    Etymology: adressen, from adrecier, (French adresser), from a (Latin ad) ("to") + Old French drecier, (French dresser); see dress. Originally from the Latin ad and directus, signifying "right to the point"; from di- + perfect passive participle rectus, from verb rego.

  5. address(Noun)

    Skill; skillful management; dexterity; adroitness.

    Etymology: adressen, from adrecier, (French adresser), from a (Latin ad) ("to") + Old French drecier, (French dresser); see dress. Originally from the Latin ad and directus, signifying "right to the point"; from di- + perfect passive participle rectus, from verb rego.

  6. address(Noun)

    Act of preparing oneself.

    Etymology: adressen, from adrecier, (French adresser), from a (Latin ad) ("to") + Old French drecier, (French dresser); see dress. Originally from the Latin ad and directus, signifying "right to the point"; from di- + perfect passive participle rectus, from verb rego.

  7. address(Noun)

    street location.

    Etymology: adressen, from adrecier, (French adresser), from a (Latin ad) ("to") + Old French drecier, (French dresser); see dress. Originally from the Latin ad and directus, signifying "right to the point"; from di- + perfect passive participle rectus, from verb rego.

  8. address(Noun)

    A location in computer memory.

    The program will crash if there is no valid data stored at that address.

    Etymology: adressen, from adrecier, (French adresser), from a (Latin ad) ("to") + Old French drecier, (French dresser); see dress. Originally from the Latin ad and directus, signifying "right to the point"; from di- + perfect passive participle rectus, from verb rego.

  9. address(Noun)

    An Internet address; URL.

    Etymology: adressen, from adrecier, (French adresser), from a (Latin ad) ("to") + Old French drecier, (French dresser); see dress. Originally from the Latin ad and directus, signifying "right to the point"; from di- + perfect passive participle rectus, from verb rego.

  10. address(Verb)

    To prepare one's self.

    Etymology: adressen, from adrecier, (French adresser), from a (Latin ad) ("to") + Old French drecier, (French dresser); see dress. Originally from the Latin ad and directus, signifying "right to the point"; from di- + perfect passive participle rectus, from verb rego.

  11. address(Verb)

    To direct speech.

    Etymology: adressen, from adrecier, (French adresser), from a (Latin ad) ("to") + Old French drecier, (French dresser); see dress. Originally from the Latin ad and directus, signifying "right to the point"; from di- + perfect passive participle rectus, from verb rego.

  12. address(Verb)

    To aim; to direct.

    Etymology: adressen, from adrecier, (French adresser), from a (Latin ad) ("to") + Old French drecier, (French dresser); see dress. Originally from the Latin ad and directus, signifying "right to the point"; from di- + perfect passive participle rectus, from verb rego.

  13. address(Verb)

    To prepare or make ready.

    Etymology: adressen, from adrecier, (French adresser), from a (Latin ad) ("to") + Old French drecier, (French dresser); see dress. Originally from the Latin ad and directus, signifying "right to the point"; from di- + perfect passive participle rectus, from verb rego.

  14. address(Verb)

    To prepare one's self; to apply one's skill or energies (to some object); to betake.

    Etymology: adressen, from adrecier, (French adresser), from a (Latin ad) ("to") + Old French drecier, (French dresser); see dress. Originally from the Latin ad and directus, signifying "right to the point"; from di- + perfect passive participle rectus, from verb rego.

  15. address(Verb)

    To clothe or array; to dress.

    Etymology: adressen, from adrecier, (French adresser), from a (Latin ad) ("to") + Old French drecier, (French dresser); see dress. Originally from the Latin ad and directus, signifying "right to the point"; from di- + perfect passive participle rectus, from verb rego.

  16. address(Verb)

    To direct, as words (to any one or any thing); to make, as a speech, petition, etc. (to any one, an audience).

    He addressed some portions of his remarks to his supporters, some to his opponents.

    Etymology: adressen, from adrecier, (French adresser), from a (Latin ad) ("to") + Old French drecier, (French dresser); see dress. Originally from the Latin ad and directus, signifying "right to the point"; from di- + perfect passive participle rectus, from verb rego.

  17. address(Verb)

    To direct speech to; to make a communication to, whether spoken or written; to apply to by words, as by a speech, petition, etc., to speak to; to accost.

    Etymology: adressen, from adrecier, (French adresser), from a (Latin ad) ("to") + Old French drecier, (French dresser); see dress. Originally from the Latin ad and directus, signifying "right to the point"; from di- + perfect passive participle rectus, from verb rego.

  18. address(Verb)

    To direct in writing, as a letter; to superscribe, or to direct and transmit.

    He addressed a letter.

    Etymology: adressen, from adrecier, (French adresser), from a (Latin ad) ("to") + Old French drecier, (French dresser); see dress. Originally from the Latin ad and directus, signifying "right to the point"; from di- + perfect passive participle rectus, from verb rego.

  19. address(Verb)

    To make suit to as a lover; to court; to woo.

    Etymology: adressen, from adrecier, (French adresser), from a (Latin ad) ("to") + Old French drecier, (French dresser); see dress. Originally from the Latin ad and directus, signifying "right to the point"; from di- + perfect passive participle rectus, from verb rego.

  20. address(Verb)

    To consign or intrust to the care of another, as agent or factor.

    The ship was addressed to a merchant in Baltimore.

    Etymology: adressen, from adrecier, (French adresser), from a (Latin ad) ("to") + Old French drecier, (French dresser); see dress. Originally from the Latin ad and directus, signifying "right to the point"; from di- + perfect passive participle rectus, from verb rego.

  21. address(Verb)

    To address one's self to; to prepare one's self for; to apply one's self to; to direct one's speech or discourse to.

    Etymology: adressen, from adrecier, (French adresser), from a (Latin ad) ("to") + Old French drecier, (French dresser); see dress. Originally from the Latin ad and directus, signifying "right to the point"; from di- + perfect passive participle rectus, from verb rego.

  22. address(Verb)

    To direct attention towards a problem or obstacle, in an attempt to resolve it.

    Etymology: adressen, from adrecier, (French adresser), from a (Latin ad) ("to") + Old French drecier, (French dresser); see dress. Originally from the Latin ad and directus, signifying "right to the point"; from di- + perfect passive participle rectus, from verb rego.

  23. address(Verb)

    To refer a location in computer memory.

    Etymology: adressen, from adrecier, (French adresser), from a (Latin ad) ("to") + Old French drecier, (French dresser); see dress. Originally from the Latin ad and directus, signifying "right to the point"; from di- + perfect passive participle rectus, from verb rego.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Address

    to aim; to direct

    Etymology: [OE. adressen to raise erect, adorn, OF. adrecier, to straighten, address, F. adresser, fr. (L. ad) + OF. drecier, F. dresser, to straighten, arrange. See Dress, v.]

  2. Address

    to prepare or make ready

    Etymology: [OE. adressen to raise erect, adorn, OF. adrecier, to straighten, address, F. adresser, fr. (L. ad) + OF. drecier, F. dresser, to straighten, arrange. See Dress, v.]

  3. Address

    reflexively: To prepare one's self; to apply one's skill or energies (to some object); to betake

    Etymology: [OE. adressen to raise erect, adorn, OF. adrecier, to straighten, address, F. adresser, fr. (L. ad) + OF. drecier, F. dresser, to straighten, arrange. See Dress, v.]

  4. Address

    to clothe or array; to dress

    Etymology: [OE. adressen to raise erect, adorn, OF. adrecier, to straighten, address, F. adresser, fr. (L. ad) + OF. drecier, F. dresser, to straighten, arrange. See Dress, v.]

  5. Address

    to direct, as words (to any one or any thing); to make, as a speech, petition, etc. (to any one, an audience)

    Etymology: [OE. adressen to raise erect, adorn, OF. adrecier, to straighten, address, F. adresser, fr. (L. ad) + OF. drecier, F. dresser, to straighten, arrange. See Dress, v.]

  6. Address

    to direct speech to; to make a communication to, whether spoken or written; to apply to by words, as by a speech, petition, etc., to speak to; to accost

    Etymology: [OE. adressen to raise erect, adorn, OF. adrecier, to straighten, address, F. adresser, fr. (L. ad) + OF. drecier, F. dresser, to straighten, arrange. See Dress, v.]

  7. Address

    to direct in writing, as a letter; to superscribe, or to direct and transmit; as, he addressed a letter

    Etymology: [OE. adressen to raise erect, adorn, OF. adrecier, to straighten, address, F. adresser, fr. (L. ad) + OF. drecier, F. dresser, to straighten, arrange. See Dress, v.]

  8. Address

    to make suit to as a lover; to court; to woo

    Etymology: [OE. adressen to raise erect, adorn, OF. adrecier, to straighten, address, F. adresser, fr. (L. ad) + OF. drecier, F. dresser, to straighten, arrange. See Dress, v.]

  9. Address

    to consign or intrust to the care of another, as agent or factor; as, the ship was addressed to a merchant in Baltimore

    Etymology: [OE. adressen to raise erect, adorn, OF. adrecier, to straighten, address, F. adresser, fr. (L. ad) + OF. drecier, F. dresser, to straighten, arrange. See Dress, v.]

  10. Address(verb)

    to prepare one's self

    Etymology: [OE. adressen to raise erect, adorn, OF. adrecier, to straighten, address, F. adresser, fr. (L. ad) + OF. drecier, F. dresser, to straighten, arrange. See Dress, v.]

  11. Address(verb)

    to direct speech

    Etymology: [OE. adressen to raise erect, adorn, OF. adrecier, to straighten, address, F. adresser, fr. (L. ad) + OF. drecier, F. dresser, to straighten, arrange. See Dress, v.]

  12. Address(verb)

    act of preparing one's self

    Etymology: [OE. adressen to raise erect, adorn, OF. adrecier, to straighten, address, F. adresser, fr. (L. ad) + OF. drecier, F. dresser, to straighten, arrange. See Dress, v.]

  13. Address(verb)

    act of addressing one's self to a person; verbal application

    Etymology: [OE. adressen to raise erect, adorn, OF. adrecier, to straighten, address, F. adresser, fr. (L. ad) + OF. drecier, F. dresser, to straighten, arrange. See Dress, v.]

  14. Address(verb)

    a formal communication, either written or spoken; a discourse; a speech; a formal application to any one; a petition; a formal statement on some subject or special occasion; as, an address of thanks, an address to the voters

    Etymology: [OE. adressen to raise erect, adorn, OF. adrecier, to straighten, address, F. adresser, fr. (L. ad) + OF. drecier, F. dresser, to straighten, arrange. See Dress, v.]

  15. Address(verb)

    direction or superscription of a letter, or the name, title, and place of residence of the person addressed

    Etymology: [OE. adressen to raise erect, adorn, OF. adrecier, to straighten, address, F. adresser, fr. (L. ad) + OF. drecier, F. dresser, to straighten, arrange. See Dress, v.]

  16. Address(verb)

    manner of speaking to another; delivery; as, a man of pleasing or insinuating address

    Etymology: [OE. adressen to raise erect, adorn, OF. adrecier, to straighten, address, F. adresser, fr. (L. ad) + OF. drecier, F. dresser, to straighten, arrange. See Dress, v.]

  17. Address(verb)

    attention in the way one's addresses to a lady

    Etymology: [OE. adressen to raise erect, adorn, OF. adrecier, to straighten, address, F. adresser, fr. (L. ad) + OF. drecier, F. dresser, to straighten, arrange. See Dress, v.]

  18. Address(verb)

    skill; skillful management; dexterity; adroitness

    Etymology: [OE. adressen to raise erect, adorn, OF. adrecier, to straighten, address, F. adresser, fr. (L. ad) + OF. drecier, F. dresser, to straighten, arrange. See Dress, v.]

Freebase

  1. Address

    An address is a collection of information, presented in a mostly fixed format, used for describing the location of a building, apartment, or other structure or a plot of land, generally using political boundaries and street names as references, along with other identifiers such as house or apartment numbers. Some addresses also contain special codes to aid routing of mail and packages, such as a ZIP code or post code.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Address

    ad-dres′, v.t. to direct (with to): to speak or write to: to court: to direct in writing: to arrange properly: (arch.) to don: (refl.) to turn one's skill or energies towards.—n. a formal communication in writing: a speech: manners: dexterity: direction of a letter:—pl. Address′es, attentions of a lover.—To address one's self to a task, to set about it. [Fr. adresser—Low L. addirectiāre—L. ad, to, directum, straight. See Dress, Direct.]

Editors Contribution

  1. address

    The specific description of the location of a business, organization, person, place, house, building or property.

    The address of a business, organization, person, place, house, building or property is vital to deliver post, mail, parcels or packages.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Address' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2133

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Address' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1545

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Address' in Nouns Frequency: #766

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Address' in Verbs Frequency: #336

How to pronounce Address?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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    Indian

How to say Address in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Address in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Address in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Address in a Sentence

  1. Valerie Jensen:

    We know that internationally this is a problem and we need to think of ways to address it.

  2. Eric Wiegand:

    I think this is a calm port in a storm, it does n’t address concerns that spilled over from 2015, and those are the trajectory of global growth and the impact on currencies and central bank policies around the world. But it’s reassuring, and we still believe the U.S. is in a good position, though our conclusion is that we are likely to be in a period of increased volatility.

  3. Tom Wolf:

    We still face enormous problems that this budget does not even pretend to address, let's be clear : the math in this budget does not work. Next fiscal year - that already has a $ 2 billion deficit - will now begin with an extra $ 300 million deficit.

  4. Sean Parker:

    Technology has addictive qualities that we have to address, and that product designers are working to make those products more addictive, and we need to rein that back as much as possible, financial services, consumer product goods, food — in technology, the government’s going to have to be involved.

  5. Rachelle Fisher:

    The industry has shown a willingness to address and minimize these sorts of issues.

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