Meaning of “forwarding address” in the English Dictionary

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"forwarding address" in British English

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forwarding addressnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈfɔː.wə.dɪŋ əˌdres/ us /ˈfɔːr.wɚ.dɪŋ ˌæd.res/

Examples from literature

  • He had left that as his forwarding address, the hotel clerk said. 
  • If I may ask, please send me your forwarding address. 
  • No. She didn't even leave a forwarding address for her mail. 
  • Nor could I get in touch with him because he had a six-week interim vacation and planned a long, slow jaunt through Yellowstone, with neither schedule nor forwarding addresses. 
  • Of course this proved nothing, for Jerry might have been using his bank for a forwarding address, but the little I knew fitted surprisingly well with my own guesses as to Jerry's destiny. 

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

"forwarding address" in American English

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forwarding addressnoun [ C ]

us /ˈfɔr·wər·dɪŋ əˈdres/

the address where you want your mail sent after you have left the place where it was originally sent

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

"forwarding address" in Business English

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forwarding addressnoun [ C, usually singular ]

uk us

the place you want your mail to arrive when you are away from home or have moved:

In most cases, the IRS said, the taxpayers apparently moved without leaving a forwarding address.

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