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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    Karen
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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. Jacquelyn Simone:

    Increasing the number of outreach professionals and police officers is not going to address the problem if we don't give people somewhere safe to go, if none of those people are offering them that very basic resource, that person is going to remain on the street in all likelhood ... they might actually get pushed further into the shadows.

  2. Jose Miguel Vivanco:

    The IACHR has long been the last hope of victims in the region who have struggled for years to see their rights upheld in domestic judicial systems, if OAS member countries don't address this financial crisis, it will cast serious doubts on their commitment to human rights and raise suspicions that they want to do away with the commission's scrutiny.

  3. Eric Rivera:

    We appreciate the willingness of the national office of Delta Sigma Phi to step in and address these issues and take action with us. We hope that through these actions, when the time is right, they will bring a chapter back to SDSU and be productive members of our community.

  4. Aaron Bernstein:

    I hope that this report invigorates a discussion about how actions that address climate change -- burning less fossil fuels, increasing our use of active transportation, bicycling, walking, eating healthier diets, less red meat, more fruits and vegetables -- that these actions will make us healthier right now in our own lives.

  5. Brad Parscale:

    Although Matt Bevin has not outlined Matt Bevin next steps, Kentucky law provides for a variety of possiblechallenges -- including a recount, a recanvass, or a legal challenge to the election based on irregularities. There is no automatic recount process under Kentucky law. TRUMP CALLS ON ANGRY MAJORITY TO BOOST Matt Bevin, IN NOD TO REAGANS MORAL MAJORITY AND NIXONS SILENT MAJORITY Regardless of the final outcome, the razor-thin margin in the race did not come as a surprise Republicans. Although President Trump carried deep-red Kentucky by 30 points in the 2016 presidential election, Matt Bevin has long beenunusually unpopular for a Republican in the state, owing in part to President Trump numerous spats with striking public school teachers and President Trump plan to address a growing pension crisis. Kentucky Governor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin, right, shakes hands with a poll worker after casting Kentucky Governor ballot in the state's general election in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. ( AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) Bevinsignificantly underperformedthe rest of the The GOP ticket on the ballot in Kentucky on Tuesday, as Republican Daniel Cameron handily won hisrace to become the states next attorney general. Cameronmade history as thefirst African-American to be electedKentucky Attorney Generaland the first Republican to hold the post in more than 70 years. DEMS SWEEP VIRGINIA STATE HOUSE, SENATE ELECTIONS, CAPPING STATES DRAMATIC LEFTWARD SHIFT In a major indicatorthat Bevin isunpopular among Kentuckians, Republican Daniel Cameron received 774,864 votes in his 15-percentage-point win -- while Matt Bevin garnered only approximately 700,000 votes for Matt Bevin marquee gubernatorial bid. It is highly unusual for down-ballot races to attract more voter interest than gubernatorial contests. Republican Daniel Cameron was elected the state's first-ever black Attorney General on Tuesday. ( AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File) Meanwhile, Republican attorney and former elections board member Michael Adams was easily elected as Kentuckys next secretary of state, andRepublican Mike Harmon wasre-elected as Kentucky auditor. Additionally, Republican Ryan Quarles was re-elected as Kentucky commissioner of agriculture, and The GOP incumbent Allison Ball won a second term as Kentuckys treasurer. Those results -- and Bevins unique vulnerabilities -- led Kentucky Republicans to dismiss claims that the gubernatorial race had any meaningfulnational implications. President Trumps rally helped five of six Kentucky Republicans win clear statewide victories, including Attorney General-elect Republican Daniel Cameron, who will be the first black A.G. in Kentucky history and the first Republican to hold the office since 1948, the President just about dragged Gov. Matt Bevin across the finish line, helping him run stronger than expected in what turned into a very close race at the end. A final outcome remains to be seen. However, in what could be a worrying sign for Republicans in the long term, Matt Bevin underperformed inNorthern Kentucky, typically a The GOP stronghold, and among suburban voters in several counties outside of Cincinnati. Apparently aware of his problems with voters, Matt Bevin had remarkedin February.

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