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addressnoun [C]

 us   /əˈdres, ˈæd·res/
  • address noun [C] (PLACE)

the ​specificplace where a ​person, ​business, or ​organization can be ​found and where ​mail can be ​received: What is ​yourstreet address now? I need ​yourhome and ​yourbusiness address.
An address is also a ​group of ​letters or ​numbers and an @ ​symbol used to ​sendelectronicmail to someone: My ​e-mail address is pjh17@cambridge.org.
  • address noun [C] (SPEAK TO)

a ​formalspeech: The ​graduation address was very ​dull.

addressverb [T]

 us   /əˈdres/
  • address verb [T] (SPEAK TO)

to ​speak or write to someone, or to ​directinformation to someone: The First ​Lady addressed the ​meetingbriefly. 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 ​specificplace 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 ​personlives 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 ​youremail 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 ​formalspeech: 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 ​introductoryremarks to the ​audience. He ​likes to be addressed as "​Sir" or "Mr Partridge".

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  • 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.

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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 ​buildingnumber, ​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 ​growthahead of us,' the Chairman said in an address to ​analysts and ​moneymanagers.

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 ​correctdepartment. a stamped addressed ​envelope
to speak to a ​group of ​people, especially in a ​meeting or ​formalevent: 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 ​budgetdeficit.address a problem/issue How does the ​organization address the problems ​identified?address a need He was impressed with the ​businessplan because it addressed a ​real need.
(Definition of address from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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