Meaning of “address” in the English Dictionary

"address" in British English

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addressnoun [ 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

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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.

addressverb [ T ]

uk /əˈdres/ us /əˈdres/

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".

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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?

(Definition of “address” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"address" in American English

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addressnoun [ C ]

us /əˈdres, ˈæd·res/

address noun [ C ] (PLACE)

the specific place where a person, business, or organization can be found and where mail can be received:

What is your street address now?
I need your home and your business address.

An address is also a group of letters or numbers and an @ symbol used to send electronic mail to someone:

My e-mail address is

address noun [ C ] (SPEAK TO)

a formal speech:

The graduation address was very dull.

addressverb [ T ]

us /əˈdres/

address verb [ T ] (SPEAK TO)

to speak or write to someone, or to direct information to someone:

The First Lady addressed the meeting briefly.
He was generally addressed as “Captain.”

address verb [ T ] (DEAL WITH)

to give attention to or to deal with a matter or problem:

We’ll address that question at the next meeting.

address verb [ T ] (PLACE)

to write or print the specific place where a person, business, or organization can be found on something to be sent there:

I addressed envelopes all morning.

(Definition of “address” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"address" in Business English

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addressnoun [ C ]

uk /əˈdres/ us /ˈædres/

a building number, name of the road, etc. where you live, where an organization has an office, or where mail is sent:

Please send your application to the address below.
What is your full address?
a business/home address
Taxpayers who have moved should make certain they file a change of address with the U.S. Postal Service.

also email address the words and symbols that you type in order to send an email to a particular person. It usually consists of a person's name, an @ sign, the name of a company or school, and sometimes an abbreviation for a country:

I sent the email to the wrong address.
What's your email address?

also web address INTERNET the words and symbols that you type to look at a particular website:

How much web information could be captured: just the overall address or a list of each document viewed?

IT →  memory address

COMMUNICATIONS a formal speech:

in an address to sb/sth 'I can only see continued growth ahead of us,' the Chairman said in an address to analysts and money managers.

addressverb [ T ]

uk /əˈdres/ us

[ usually passive ] to write an address on an envelope or package so it can be sent to the person who has that address:

be addressed to sb/sth Make sure that your package is addressed to the correct department.
a stamped addressed envelope

to speak to a group of people, especially in a meeting or formal event:

He addressed a group of forty industrialists and politicians.

to speak to someone in a particular way or using a particular name:

address sb as sth She addressed him as Mr Clifford.

to deal with a particular problem or need:

It is time to address the budget deficit.
address a problem/issue How does the organization address the problems identified?
address a need He was impressed with the business plan because it addressed a real need.

(Definition of “address” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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