misaddress

verb
mis·​ad·​dress | \ ˌmis-ə-ˈdres , -a- also -ˈa-ˌdres\
misaddressed; misaddressing

Definition of misaddress

transitive verb

: to address (someone or something) incorrectly or improperly especially : to mark or provide with incorrect directions for delivery The package was misaddressed and delivered to the wrong house.

First Known Use of misaddress

1659, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about misaddress

Share misaddress

Dictionary Entries near misaddress

MIS

mis-

misact

misaddress

misaddressed

misadjust

misadjusted

Statistics for misaddress

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for misaddress

The first known use of misaddress was in 1659

See more words from the same year

Comments on misaddress

What made you want to look up misaddress? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

esteemed in general opinion

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!