Address etymology


English word address comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) a-, Old French (842-ca. 1400) drescer

Etymology of address

Detailed word origin of address

Dictionary entry Language Definition
a- Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (by extension) indicating a change of state. Indicating movement towards something. Intensifying prefix.
drescer Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
adrecier Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (reflexive, se adrecier) to stand up straight. (transitive) to correct. (transitive) to point in the right direction. (transitive) to straighten.
adressen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
address English (en) (golf, transitive) To get ready to hit (the ball on the tee).. (intransitive, computing) To refer a location in computer memory.. (intransitive, obsolete) To direct speech.. (intransitive, obsolete) To prepare oneself.. (reflexive) To direct one’s remarks (to someone).. (transitive) To address oneself to; to prepare oneself for; to apply oneself to; to direct one's speech or discourse to.. [...]

Words with the same origin as address

Descendants of drescer

dress dresser