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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun address:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb address:


The word address is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun address

What does address mean as a name of something?

Address is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: addresses

  1. (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored
  2. the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with
  3. the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
  4. the manner of speaking to another individual
    • example: he failed in his manner of address to the captain
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic terms: delivery / manner of speaking / speech = your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
  5. a sign in front of a house or business carrying the conventional form by which its location is described
  6. written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location
  7. the stance assumed by a golfer in preparation for hitting a golf ball
  8. social skill
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of address: savoir-faire
    • more generic words: tact / tactfulness = consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense

Alternative definition of the noun address


  1. Direction or superscription of a letter, or the name, title, and place of residence of the person addressed.
  2. Act of addressing oneself to a person; a discourse or speech.
  3. Manner of speaking to another; delivery.
  4. Attention in the way one addresses a lady.
  5. Skill; skillful management; dexterity; adroitness.
  6. [obsolete] Act of preparing oneself.
  7. street location.
  8. [computing] A location in computer memory.
  9. [Internet] An Internet address; URL.

Specialised definition of the noun address

Glossary of sports / bowling

the bowler's stance before beginning the approach

Glossary of sports / golf

a player's stance in preparation for striking the ball (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

the position taken by a player in preparation for a shot

Definition of the verb address

What does address mean as a doing word?

Address is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: addrest

  1. speak to
    • example: He addressed the crowd outside the window
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of address: turn to
    • more generic words: communicate / intercommunicate = transmit thoughts or feelings
    • more specific word: call = greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name
  2. give a speech to
    • example: The chairman addressed the board of trustees
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of address: speak
    • more specific terms:
    • entailment: speak / talk = use language
  3. put an address on (an envelope)
  4. direct a question at someone
  5. address or apply oneself to something, direct one's efforts towards something, such as a question
  6. greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name
    • example: He always addresses me with `Sir'
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of address: call
    • more generic term: turn to = speak to
  7. access or locate by address
  8. act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
  9. speak to someone
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of address: accost / come up to
    • more generic terms: come / come up = move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
    • more specific words:
  10. adjust and aim (a golf ball) at in preparation of hitting
    • domain: golf / golf game
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic terms: adjust / align / aline / line up = place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight

Alternative definition of the verb address


  1. [intransitive, obsolete] To prepare one's self.
  2. [intransitive, obsolete] To direct speech.
  3. [transitive, obsolete] To aim; to direct.
  4. [transitive, obsolete] To prepare or make ready.
  5. [transitive, reflexive] To prepare one's self; to apply one's skill or energies (to some object); to betake.
  6. [transitive, archaic] To clothe or array; to dress.
  7. [transitive] To direct, as words (to any one or any thing); to make, as a speech, petition, etc. (to any one, an audience).
  8. [transitive] 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.
  9. [transitive] To direct in writing, as a letter; to superscribe, or to direct and transmit.
  10. [transitive] To make suit to as a lover; to court; to woo.
  11. [transitive] To consign or intrust to the care of another, as agent or factor.
  12. [transitive] 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.
  13. [transitive, formal] To handle, discuss about a problem especially to solve it.
  14. [intransitive] (computing) To refer a location in computer memory.

Specialised definition of the verb address

Glossary of sports / golf

to take the position in preparation for a shot, usually in the phrase "address the ball"


  1. "Address" is a book by Yitzhak Rabin.
    • also known as Address by Yitzhak Rabin
  2. "Address" is a book by Muammar Gaddafi.
    • subject: Politics and government
  3. "Address" is a book by Robert L. Garner.
    • also known as "Address: to the first annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the International Finance Corporation", "Address: at the 1959 meeting of the Board of Governors of the International Finance Corporation", "Address: at the 1961 annual meeting of the Board of Governors"


  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.
  2. Address: Mailing address of hospital.
  3. Address: The current address of this hall of fame.
  4. Address: Gives the delivery address of the person or organization.
  5. Address: The location of the business.
  6. address: The location of the person. Can have the subproperties street-address, locality, region, postal-code, and country-name.

Phrases with Address

Phrases starting with the word Address:

  1. Address bar
  2. Address book
  3. Address space
  4. Address Message

Phrases ending with the word Address:

  1. Ip Address
  2. re-address
  3. Mac Address
  4. Web Address
  5. Nsap Address
  6. Fixed Address
  7. E-Mail Address
  8. Inside Address
  9. Postal Address
  10. return address
  11. street address
  12. form of address
  13. keynote address
  14. mailing address
  15. Term of Address
  16. Virtual Address

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Address

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Google previewPython Essential Reference (2009)

by David Beazley

AF_UNlX For UNIX domain sockets, the address is a string containing a path nameā€”for example, '/tmp/myserver ';. AF_PAC KET For the Linux packet protocol, the address is a tuple (devi ce, protonum [, pkttype [, ha type [, addr] ] ] ) where ...

Google previewInternet Protocols (2003)

Advances, Technologies and Applications by Subrata Goswami

The IP destination address is the Source Address of an ...

Google previewAdvanced Internet Protocols, Services, and Applications (2012)

by Eiji Oki, Roberto Rojas-Cessa, Mallikarjun Tatipamula, Christian Vogt

There is not an easy way for stateful protocols like TCP to discover that an address is an anycast address. 2.

Google previewSoftware Defined Networks (2016)

A Comprehensive Approach by Paul Goransson, Chuck Black, Timothy Culver

A MAC address is a unique value that globally identifies a piece of networking equipment.

An IPv4 Address is an IP address that is a 32- bit integer value conforming to the rules of Internet Protocol Version 4. This 32-bit ...

Google previewA Practical Guide to Computer Forensics Investigations (2014)

by Darren R. Hayes

Using Internet Protocol Addresses An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a 32-bit number that uniquely identifies a host on the Internet using Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4). The host can be a client computer, a web server computer, or even a ...

Google previewAbsolute Beginner's Guide to Microsoft Windows Vista (2006)

by Shelley O'Hara, Ron Mansfield

Typing a site's address is a quick way to get to that site. Keeping the book metaphor, typing an address...

Google previewThe Internal Auditing Handbook (2010)

by K. H. Spencer Pickett

The next point to address is the basic two dimensions of measuring risk. That is, aswell as defining the nature of the risk, we needalso tothink about theextenttowhich the risk has already materialized. b. The next pointto address is the basic two ...

Google previewEnterprise Mac Security: Mac OS X Snow Leopard (2010)

by Charles Edge, William Barker, Beau Hunter, Gene Sullivan, Ken Barker

A MAC address is a unique identifier attached to most forms of networking equipment (you can find your Mac's MAC...

Google previewMy Samsung Galaxy Note II (2013)

by Craig James Johnston, Guy Hart-Davis

A MAC address is a number burned into your Galaxy Note II that identifies its WiFi adapter. This is called the physical layer because it is a physical adapter. An IP address is a secondary way to identify your Galaxy Note II. Unlike a Physical ...

Google previewCompTIA Security+ Study Guide (2014)

SY0-401 by Emmett Dulaney, Chuck Easttom

The MAC address is the unique identifier that exists for each network card (part of the hexadecimal address identifies the...

The weakness with MAC filtering is that the MAC address is a value that an attacker could spoof in order to gain entry.

Google previewThe political text-book, or encyclopedia (1857)

Containing everything necessary for the reference of the politicians and statesmen of the United States by Michael W. Cluskey

Address to the People of the, 643. South Carolina laws relating to ...

Google previewThe Computer and Information Science and Technology Abbreviations and Acronyms Dictionary (1994)

by David W. South

Voice plus Teleprinter Unit V/V Volume/Volume V&V Verification and Validation VA Volt-Ampere; Value Analysis; Virtual Address VAA Voice Access Arrangement VAB Voice Answer-Back VAC Value-Added Carrier; Volts Alternating Current; ...

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Psychoanalysis (2009)

by Salman Akhtar

Dr Akhtar has delivered many prestigious addresses and lectures, including a Plenary Address at the Second International Congress of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders in Oslo, Norway (1991), an Invited Plenary ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning (2013)

by Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu

For example, it would be a violation of the conditions on appropriateness of form if a waiter were to address a table of customers at an expensive restaurant with the question ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Real Estate Forms & Agreements (2009)

A Complete Kit of Ready-to-use Checklists, Worksheets, Forms, and Contracts with Companion CD-ROM. by Atlantic Publishing Co

Buyer Signature Seller Signature Date: Party A: Address: City: Party B: Address:...

Address: City: Seller: Address: City: State: ______ State: ______ Zip: Zip: 1. This Addendum is a part of the ...

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Quotes about Address

Their Internet usage is growing very rapidly, and even they can do the math: If everyone in China needed an IPv4 address - just one - this country would use up one third of the entire public IP address space. (Vinton Cerf)
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The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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