address NOUN 1) the details of the place where someone lives or an organization is situated. 2) Computing a number identifying a location in a data storage system or computer memory. 3) a formal speech.
VERB 1) write someone's name and address on (an envelope or parcel). 2) speak formally to. 3) think about and begin to deal with.
DERIVATIVES addressee noun addresser noun.
ORIGIN from Latin ad- 'towards' + directus 'direct' .

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