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address

noun [C] uk   /əˈdres/ us    /ˈæd.res/

address noun [C] (HOME DETAILS)

A1 the number of the house, name of the road, and name of the town where a person lives or works, and where letters can be sent: her business/home address a change of address

address noun [C] (COMPUTERS)

A1 a series of letters and symbols that tell you where to find something on the internet or show where an email is sent to: What's your email address? Do you have their Web address? specialized computing the place where a piece of information is stored in a computer's memory

address noun [C] (SPEECH)

a formal speech: She gave an address to the Royal Academy.

address

verb [T] uk   /əˈdres/ us  

address verb [T] (SPEAK TO)

C2 formal to speak or write to someone: He addressed a few introductory remarks to the audience. He likes to be addressed as "Sir" or "Mr Partridge".

address verb [T] (DEAL WITH)

C1 to give attention to or deal with a matter or problem: The issue of funding has yet to be addressed.

address verb [T] (WRITE DETAILS)

C2 to write a name or address on an envelope or parcel: The parcel was wrongly addressed. So why did you open a letter that was addressed to me?
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