What does address mean?
Definitions for address
əˈdrɛs, ˈæd rɛs; əˈdrɛsad·dress
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address, computer address, referencenoun
(computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored
the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with
the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
"he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"
the manner of speaking to another individual
"he failed in his manner of address to the captain"
a sign in front of a house or business carrying the conventional form by which its location is described
address, destination, name and addressnoun
written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location
the stance assumed by a golfer in preparation for hitting a golf ball
address, turn toverb
"He addressed the crowd outside the window"
give a speech to
"The chairman addressed the board of trustees"
put an address on (an envelope)
direct a question at someone
address or apply oneself to something, direct one's efforts towards something, such as a question
greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name
"He always addresses me with `Sir'"; "Call me Mister"; "She calls him by first name"
access or locate by address
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"
address, accost, come up toverb
speak to someone
adjust and aim (a golf ball) at in preparation of hitting
Direction or superscription of a letter, or the name, title, and place of residence of the person addressed.
Act of addressing oneself to a person; a discourse or speech.
Manner of speaking to another; delivery.
a man of pleasing or insinuating address
Attention in the way one addresses a lady.
Skill; skillful management; dexterity; adroitness.
Act of preparing oneself.
A location in computer memory.
The program will crash if there is no valid data stored at that address.
An Internet address; URL.
To prepare one's self.
To direct speech.
To aim; to direct.
To prepare or make ready.
To prepare one's self; to apply one's skill or energies (to some object); to betake.
To clothe or array; to dress.
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.
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.
To direct in writing, as a letter; to superscribe, or to direct and transmit.
He addressed a letter.
To make suit to as a lover; to court; to woo.
To consign or intrust to the care of another, as agent or factor.
The ship was addressed to a merchant in Baltimore.
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.
To direct attention towards a problem or obstacle, in an attempt to resolve it.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
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.
to aim; to direct
to prepare or make ready
reflexively: To prepare one's self; to apply one's skill or energies (to some object); to betake
to clothe or array; to dress
to direct, as words (to any one or any thing); to make, as a speech, petition, etc. (to any one, an audience)
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
to direct in writing, as a letter; to superscribe, or to direct and transmit; as, he addressed a letter
to make suit to as a lover; to court; to woo
to consign or intrust to the care of another, as agent or factor; as, the ship was addressed to a merchant in Baltimore
to prepare one's self
to direct speech
act of preparing one's self
act of addressing one's self to a person; verbal application
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
direction or superscription of a letter, or the name, title, and place of residence of the person addressed
manner of speaking to another; delivery; as, a man of pleasing or insinuating address
attention in the way one's addresses to a lady
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.]
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
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.]
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'address' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2133
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'address' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1545
Rank popularity for the word 'address' in Nouns Frequency: #766
Rank popularity for the word 'address' in Verbs Frequency: #336
The numerical value of address in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of address in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of address in a Sentence
If Michael Bloomberg decides to support a wealth tax, I welcome Michael Bloomberg to this race. If not, it's very clear that Michael Bloomberg should not be the Democratic nominee, we can not afford to have a Democratic nominee in 2020 who does not support asking the wealthy to pay more to address the enormous inequality in our society.
We understand well the lessons of the high inflation experience in the 1960s and 1970s, and the burdens that experience created for all Americans, we do not anticipate inflation pressures of that type, but we have the tools to address such pressures if they do arise.
The department is committed to conducting a comprehensive review of the entirety of our work with Andrews family to understand our shortcomings and to be fully transparent with the public on any steps we are taking to address the issues.
We must continue workingtogether to address the root causes of migration to prevent these incidents from happening.
The statement juxtaposes the COP26 setting with the real-life situations faced in Tuvalu due to the impacts of climate change and sea level rise and highlights the bold action Tuvalu is taking to address the very pressing issues of human mobility under climate change.
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Translations for address
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- адрэс, адрасBelarusian
- обръщение, обращение, ухажване, реч, адрес, заемам се, обръщам се към, ухажвам, адресирам, обръщам сеBulgarian
- adreça, adreçarCatalan, Valencian
- cyfeiriadau, cyfeiriadWelsh
- Adresse, Ansprache, Antrag, Fähigkeit, Art, Anrede, Diskurs, sich vorbereiten, adressierenGerman
- adreso, alparoliEsperanto
- dirección, dirigirSpanish
- muistipaikka, liehittely, osoite, puhetapa, taitavuus, puhuttelu, taito, puhe, valmistautuminen, ulosanti, URL-[[osoite]], suunnata, [[antaa]] [[jonkun]] [[huostaan]], pukeutua, puhua, puhutella, valmistautua, viitata, pitää puhe, osoittaa, valmistaa, [[jättää]] jonkun [[haltuun]], kosiskellaFinnish
- adresse, discoursFrench
- פנייה, כתובתHebrew
- discorso, indirizzo, maniera, rivolgersiItalian
- 宛名, 住所Japanese
- alloquor, afforLatin
- адреса, обраќање, ословување, адресира, упатуваMacedonian
- indirizz, diskorsMaltese
- adres, redeDutch
- ସମ୍ବୋଧନ, ଠିକଣାOriya
- endereço, endereçarPortuguese
- adresare, ținută, abilitate, adresă, comportare, dexteritate, discurs, îdemânare, pregăti, îmbrăca, încredința, face curte, îndrepta, preparaRomanian
- адрес, обращениеRussian
- naslov, adresa, адреса, obraćati, obratitiSerbo-Croatian
- ඇඩ්රස් එක, ලිපිනයSinhala, Sinhalese
- adress, förbereda sig, förbereda, adresseraSwedish
- anuani, anwaniSwahili
- సంభోధన, చిరునామా, ప్రసంగంTelugu
- сурога, адресTajik
- adres, hitabe, beceri, hüner, söylev, konuşma, hitap, başvuru, tarz, kendini hazırlamakTurkish
- manzil, adresUzbek
- 地址, địa chỉVietnamese
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