From Middle English adressen (“to raise erect, adorn”), from Old French adrecier (“to straighten, address”) (modern French adresser), from a- (Latin ad (“to”)) + drecier (modern French dresser (“to straighten, arrange”)) < Vulgar Latin *directiāre, from Latin directus (“straight or right”), from the verb dīrigĕre, itself from regĕre (“to govern, to rule”).
address (plural addresses)
- 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.
- 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet, VII:
- Mr. Gregson, who had listened to this address with considerable impatience, could contain himself no longer.
- 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.
- (obsolete) Act of preparing oneself.
- A description of the location of a property.
- the President's address is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C.
- (by extension) The property itself.
- I went to his address but there was nobody there
- (computing) A location in computer memory.
- The program will crash if there is no valid data stored at that address.
- (Internet) An Internet address; URL.
Derived terms 
act of addressing oneself to a person
manner of speaking to another
attention in the way one addresses a lady
address (third-person singular simple present addresses, present participle addressing, simple past and past participle addressed or (obsolete) addrest)
- (intransitive, obsolete) To prepare oneself.
- (Can we date this quote?), Shakespeare
- Let us address to tend on Hector's heels.
- (intransitive, obsolete) To direct speech.
- (Can we date this quote?), John Dryden
- Young Turnus to the beauteous maid address.
- (transitive, obsolete) To aim; to direct.
- (transitive, obsolete) To prepare or make ready.
- (Can we date this quote?), Edmund Spenser
- His foe was soon addressed.
- (Can we date this quote?), John Dryden
- Turnus addressed his men to single fight.
- (Can we date this quote?), Jeremy Taylor
- The five foolish virgins addressed themselves at the noise of the bridegroom's coming.
- (transitive, reflexive) To prepare one's self; to apply one's skill or energies (to some object); to betake.
- (transitive, archaic) To clothe or array; to dress.
- (Can we date this quote?) Jewel
- Tecla ... addressed herself in man's apparel.
- (transitive) 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.
- (Can we date this quote?) John Dryden
- The young hero had addressed his players to him for his assistance.
- (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.
- (transitive) To direct in writing, as a letter; to superscribe, or to direct and transmit.
- He addressed a letter.
- (transitive) To make suit to as a lover; to court; to woo.
- (transitive) To consign or intrust to the care of another, as agent or factor.
- The ship was addressed to a merchant in Baltimore.
- (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.
- 2012 March 1, Lee A. Groat, “Gemstones”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 128:
- Although there are dozens of different types of gems, among the best known and most important are […] . (Common gem materials not addressed in this article include amber, amethyst, chalcedony, garnet, lazurite, malachite, opals, peridot, rhodonite, spinel, tourmaline, turquoise and zircon.)
- (transitive, formal) To direct attention towards a problem or obstacle, in an attempt to resolve it.
- 2012 April 19, Josh Halliday, “Free speech haven or lawless cesspool – can the internet be civilised?”, the Guardian:
- "By all means we want people to use social media, but we do not want you to use it in ways that will incite violence," said Jonathan Toy, Southwark council's head of community safety. "This remains a big issue for us and without some form of censorship purely focusing on [violent videos], I'm not sure how we can address it."
- (intransitive, computing) To refer a location in computer memory.
Usage notes 
- The intransitive uses can be understood as omission of the reflexive pronoun.
reflexively: to prepare one's self
to make suit to as a lover
to consign or intrust to the care of another
to refer a location in computer memory
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