: a place where a person or organization may be communicated with
asked for her name, address, and phone number
: directions for delivery on the outside of an object (such as a letter or package)
an envelope with an illegible address
: the designation of place of delivery placed between the heading and salutation on a business letter
: the designation of an account from which one can send or receive email
an email address
: a location (as in the memory of a computer) where particular information is stored
: a series of usually alphanumeric characters that specifies the storage location (as on a network or in a computer's memory) of particular information
an Internet address
A unique number called an IP address identifies every computer that's connected to the Internet. An IP address looks something like this: 22.214.171.124. Each of the four parts of an IP address can have from one to three digits.—Kim Komando
: a formal communication
especially: a prepared speech delivered to a special audience or on a special occasion
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
: dutiful and courteous attention especially in courtship—usually used in plural
She spurned his addresses.
"Here is a young man wishing to pay his addresses to you, with everything to recommend him."—Jane Austen
: readiness and capability for dealing (as with a person or problem) skillfully and smoothly : adroitness
tact implies delicate and considerate perception of what is appropriate.
questions showing a lack of tact
address stresses dexterity and grace in dealing with new and trying situations and may imply success in attaining one's ends.
brought it off with remarkable address
poise may imply both tact and address but stresses self-possession and ease in meeting difficult situations.
answered the accusations with unruffled poise
savoir faire is likely to stress worldly experience and a sure awareness of what is proper or expedient.
the savoir faire of a seasoned traveler
Examples of address in a Sentence
I've addressed the letter, but it still needs a stamp.
The package is sealed; it just needs to be addressed.
We spent the afternoon addressing invitations to all our friends.
The letter was returned because it had been addressed incorrectly.
She ignored most of the people at the table, addressing only the man who was sitting next to her.
One of the characters addresses the audience directly throughout the play.
Most of the speaker's remarks were addressed to those with experience in the industry.
Before the awards were given, the mayor addressed the crowd. Noun
Write your name, address, and phone number in the spaces provided.
We listened to the President's inaugural address on the radio.
She was asked to give a formal address at the ceremony. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
The two-day event included panels that uplifted the history of Latino comics and addressed the issues Latino creators face in the comic book industry.—Andrea Flores, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2023 In an interview with Rolling Stone published today, Rodrigo finally addressed the rumors directly.—NBC News, 13 Sep. 2023 The prime minister’s office has said Netanyahu will travel to the United States next week to visit high-tech leaders in California before flying to New York to address the UN.—BostonGlobe.com, 12 Sep. 2023 To address the last barrier, council members recommended that the Legislature allow all cities to expand their urban growth boundary one time in the next 10 years without going through the usual expansion process that can take years to complete.—Julia Shumway, oregonlive, 12 Sep. 2023 Bad Bunny candidly addressed several of the headlines that have been surrounding his superstardom this year in a new interview with Vanity Fair.—Thania Garcia, Variety, 12 Sep. 2023 None of the three have publicly addressed what exactly happened between them, and Rodrigo isn’t about to start.—Angie Martoccio, Rolling Stone, 12 Sep. 2023 Sofia Coppola is addressing speculation that Cameron Diaz inspired Anna Faris’s character in Lost in Translation.—Alexis Jones, Peoplemag, 12 Sep. 2023 Fallon previously addressed the accusations during a Zoom call with his Tonight Show staff last week.—James Hibberd, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Sep. 2023
Fain, a fiery leader who won the UAW presidency in the union’s first direct election this spring, peppered his address with biblical references and barbs against billionaires.—Jeanne Whalen, Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2023 It can be ordered by sending your name and address, plus a check or money order for $8 (U.S. funds), to: Dear Abby Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447.—Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 13 Sep. 2023 In an online address to members Wednesday, Fain said General Motors, Ford and Stellantis have raised their initial wage offers, but have rejected some of the union’s other demands.—Wire Services, Dallas News, 13 Sep. 2023 President Joe Biden will tout his economic agenda during a Thursday address in Maryland, a state frequented by the chief executive for speaking engagements, the White House said Tuesday.—Dan Belson, Baltimore Sun, 12 Sep. 2023 That’s the address of the humble Las Lunas Street home in Pasadena the Van Halen family lived in, after immigrating from the Netherlands, when Eddie and Alex were young children.—Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 11 Sep. 2023 This includes basic details, such as your name, address, and social security number.—Laxmi Corp, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 Sep. 2023 Petra and the Beast in East Dallas Chef-founder Misti Norris’ beloved East Dallas restaurant Petra and the Beast has moved and opened at a new East Dallas address, in the heart of Lakewood on Abrams Road.—Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 1 Sep. 2023 Also, even if your name and email address are not being shared with advertisers, your data can still be used to identify you.—Kurt Knutsson, Fox News, 1 Sep. 2023 See More
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Middle English adressen "to guide, direct, set in order, mark with a destination," borrowed from Anglo-French adrescer, adresser "to make straight, direct, guide," from a- (going back to Latin ad-ad-) + drescer, dresser "to direct, put right" — more at dress entry 1
in part derivative of address entry 1, in part borrowed from Middle French adresce, adresse, noun derivative of adrescer, adresser