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"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 pjh17@cambridge.org.
  • 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 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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(Definition of address from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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   us   /əˈdres/
[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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