What does address mean?

Definitions for address
əˈdrɛs, ˈæd rɛs; əˈdrɛsad·dress

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. address, computer address, referencenoun

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

  2. addressnoun

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

  3. address, speechnoun

    the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience

    "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"

  4. addressnoun

    the manner of speaking to another individual

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

  5. addressnoun

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

  6. address, destination, name and addressnoun

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

  7. addressnoun

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

  8. savoir-faire, addressverb

    social skill

  9. address, turn toverb

    speak to

    "He addressed the crowd outside the window"

  10. address, speakverb

    give a speech to

    "The chairman addressed the board of trustees"

  11. address, directverb

    put an address on (an envelope)

  12. addressverb

    direct a question at someone

  13. addressverb

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

  14. address, callverb

    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. addressverb

    access or locate by address

  16. cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, addressverb

    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 toverb

    speak to someone

  18. addressverb

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

Wiktionary

  1. addressnoun

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

  2. addressnoun

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

  3. addressnoun

    Manner of speaking to another; delivery.

    a man of pleasing or insinuating address

  4. addressnoun

    Attention in the way one addresses a lady.

  5. addressnoun

    Skill; skillful management; dexterity; adroitness.

  6. addressnoun

    Act of preparing oneself.

  7. addressnoun

    street location.

  8. addressnoun

    A location in computer memory.

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

  9. addressnoun

    An Internet address; URL.

  10. addressverb

    To prepare one's self.

  11. addressverb

    To direct speech.

  12. addressverb

    To aim; to direct.

  13. addressverb

    To prepare or make ready.

  14. addressverb

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

  15. addressverb

    To clothe or array; to dress.

  16. addressverb

    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.

  17. addressverb

    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.

  18. addressverb

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

    He addressed a letter.

  19. addressverb

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

  20. addressverb

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

    The ship was addressed to a merchant in Baltimore.

  21. addressverb

    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.

  22. addressverb

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

  23. addressverb

    To refer a location in computer memory.

  24. 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Addressnoun

    Etymology: addresse, Fr.

    Henry, in knots involving Emma’s name,
    Had half confess’d and half conceal’d his flame
    Upon this tree; and as the tender mark
    Grew with the year, and widen’d with the bark,
    Venus had heard the virgin’s soft address,
    That, as the wound, the passion might encrease. Matthew Prior.

    Most of the persons, to whom these addresses are made, are not wise and skilful judges, but are influenced by their own sinful appetites and passions. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind.

    They both behold thee with their sisters eyes,
    And often have reveal’d their passion to me:
    But, tell me, whose address thou favour’st most;
    I long to know, and yet I dread to hear it. Joseph Addison, Cato.

    About three years since, a gentleman, whom, I am sure, you yourself would have approved, made his addresses to me. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 163.

    I could produce innumerable instances from my own memory and observation, of events imputed to the profound skill and address of a minister, which, in reality, were either mere effects of negligence, weakness, humour, passion, or pride, or, at best, but the natural course of things left to themselves. Jonathan Swift, Thoughts on the present Posture of Affairs.

  2. To ADDRESSverb

    Etymology: addresser, Fr. from dereçar, Span. from dirigo, directum, Lat.

    It lifted up its head, and did address
    Itself to motion, like as it would speak. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    With him the Palmer eke, in habit sad,
    Himself addrest to that adventure hard;
    So to the river’s side they both together far’d. Fairy Q. b. ii.

    Then Turnus, from his chariot leaping light,
    Address’d himself on foot to single fight. John Dryden, Æneid.

    By this means they fell directly on head on the English battle; whereupon the earl of Warwick addressed his men to take the flank. John Hayward.

    Duke Frederick hearing, how that every day
    Men of great worth resorted to this forest,
    Address’d a mighty power, which were on foot,
    In his own conduct purposely to take
    His brother here. William Shakespeare, As you like it.

    To-night in Harfleur we will be your guest,
    To-morrow for the march we are addrest. William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    Are not your orders to address the senate? Joseph Addison, Cato.

    Addressing to Pollio, his great patron, and himself no vulgar poet, he no longer could restrain the freedom of his spirit, but began to assert his native character, which is sublimity. John Dryden, Virgil’s Past. Dedication of.

    Among the croud, but far above the rest,
    Young Turnus to the beauteous maid addrest. John Dryden, Æneid.

    The young hero had addressed his prayers to him for his assistance. John Dryden, Æneid, Dedicat.

    The prince himself, with awful dread possess’d,
    His vows to great Apollo thus addrest. John Dryden, Æneid vi.

    His suit was common; but, above the rest,
    To both the brother-princes thus addrest. John Dryden, Fables.

    The representatives of the nation in parliament, and the privy-council, address’d the king to have it recalled. Jonathan Swift.

Wikipedia

  1. Address

    An address is a collection of information, presented in a mostly fixed format, used to give 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 and organization name. Some addresses also contain special codes, such as a postal code, to make identification easier and aid in the routing of mail. Addresses provide a means of physically locating a building. They are used in identifying buildings as the end points of a postal system and as parameters in statistics collection, especially in census-taking and the insurance industry. Address formats are different in different places, and unlike latitude and longitude coordinates, there is no simple mapping from an address to a location.

ChatGPT

  1. address

    An address refers to the specific location or identifier assigned to a physical or virtual entity, such as a residence, business, device, or network, in order to uniquely identify and locate it within a particular system or network. It typically consists of a combination of alphanumeric characters, numbers, or symbols that help to direct or send information to the intended recipient.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Address

    to aim; to direct

  2. Address

    to prepare or make ready

  3. Address

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

  4. Address

    to clothe or array; to dress

  5. Address

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

  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

  7. Address

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

  8. Address

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

  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

  10. Addressverb

    to prepare one's self

  11. Addressverb

    to direct speech

  12. Addressverb

    act of preparing one's self

  13. Addressverb

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

  14. Addressverb

    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

  15. Addressverb

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

  16. Addressverb

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

  17. Addressverb

    attention in the way one's addresses to a lady

  18. Addressverb

    skill; skillful management; dexterity; adroitness

  19. 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.]

Wikidata

  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

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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. Richie Merzian:

    There's bushfires that are ravaging Australia right now that are clearly linked to climate change and that are choking Australia's largest cities with all the smoke, instead of coming to Madrid to argue for more global action to address climate change, Australia is lobbying to do less.

  2. Manchester Police Chief Allen Aldenberg:

    At one point, Harmony was seen at that address, and that’s why he had some interest, and if we need to continue to have interest in that address, we will.

  3. State John Sullivan:

    We once again urge Russia to end its brutal occupation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, to halt the abuses perpetrated by Russian-led forces in Ukraine's Donbas region, and to address impunity for the human rights violations and abuses in the Republic of Chechnya.

  4. Jayla Sanchez-Warren:

    Transportation is a huge issue that we need to address.

  5. Simon Chadwick:

    The divisive way in which boxing has developed is an object lesson in how not to effectively address the importance of organization, governance and commercial change, football faces intense competition from many other sports around the world and the last thing the sport needs is for a fragmentation of power, agreements and markets.

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