address n

Fr.; see address, v.

  1. Location; place of residence; origin (word play on address: an Emigrant's address is where their boat ports).

address [-ed, -ing] v

Fr. < L. ad- + directiĆ£-re, make straight or right.

  1. Lecture; give a sermon to; orate a discourse to.
  2. Speak to; direct comments toward.
  3. Mark the destination of; indicate a recipient for; label with person and location.