From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaddressad‧dress1 /əˈdres $ əˈdres, ˈædres/ ●●● S2 W2 noun 1 [countable] a) HOMEthe details of the place where someone lives or works, which you use to send them letters etc What’s your new address? I can give you the address of a good attorney. b) the series of letters and other symbols that you put when sending email to a particular person, or that is the name of a website They have changed the address of their website.2 [countable]TALK/MAKE A SPEECH a formal speech that someone makes to a group of peopleaddress to an address to the European Parliamentpresidential/inaugural etc address The new president delivered his inaugural address in Creole.see thesaurus at speech3 form/mode/style of addressCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + addresssomebody’s home/private addressWhat’s your home address?somebody’s work/business/school addressI sent the letter to her work address.My business address is on my card.somebody’s email addressI can’t find his email address.a web/website addressJust type in the web address.a postal/mailing address (=the place where a letter is sent )Please give your bank’s full postal address.the full addressThey need the full address, including the postcode.a forwarding address (=a new address for sending mail to when you move from your old address)They moved without leaving a forwarding address.a false/fake addressHe gave the police a false address.somebody’s old/new addressI’ve only got his old address.verbsgive somebody your addressShe refused to give me her address.have/know somebody’s addressDo you know Helen’s address?No one seems to have his address.lose somebody’s addressI wanted to write to him, but I’ve lost his address.phrasessomebody’s name and addressWe’ll need your full name and address.a change of address (=a new address when you move to a different place)You need to inform your bank if there’s been a change of address.of no fixed address (=having no permanent home – used especially in news reports)a 25-year-old man of no fixed addressan address book (=a book or a file on your computer, where you keep people’s addresses)
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addressTo win one of ten free memberships, send your name and address on a postcard to Club BonViveur.She ended her address by describing her personal image of the Holy Spirit.In these years he often changed his address in the East End of London.I checked my address book for Rick's house number.Write down your name, address, and phone number.Notify your credit card company of any change of address.What's your address and telephone number?presidential/inaugural etc addressThe president closed the speech with a return to the racial healing theme of his Jan. 20 inaugural address.To be sure, an inaugural address is not the occasion for a president to list the details of his legislative agenda.Clinton repeated his call, made in his first inaugural address in 1993, for political reform.President Clinton is getting all sorts of suggestions as he goes about drafting his inaugural address.Columbia University has electronic archives of the inaugural addresses of the presidents.
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addressad‧dress2 /əˈdres/ ●○○ verb [transitive] 1 TCMSENDif you address an envelope, package etc, you write on it the name and address of the person you are sending it toaddress something to somebody That letter was addressed to me. Send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (=with your address on it so it can be sent back to you).2 formal if you address a problem, you start trying to solve itaddress a problem/question/issue etc Our products address the needs of real users.address yourself to something Marlowe now addressed himself to the task of searching the room.3 formal to speak to someone directly She turned to address the man on her left.4 formal if you address remarks, complaints etc to someone, you say or write them directly to that person You will have to address your comments to our Head Office.5 TALK/MAKE A SPEECHto make a formal speech to a large group of peopleaddress a meeting/conference etc He addressed an audience of 10,000 supporters.6 TALK TO somebodyto use a particular title or name when speaking or writing to someoneaddress somebody as something The president should be addressed as ‘Mr. President’.
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addressEnvironmental problems relating to the factory have yet to be addressed.He argues that the main issue is not being addressed.Three Republican candidates addressed a group of 500 senior citizens concerning tax cuts.Rifkind addressed a news conference before leaving for Beijing yesterday.Every pupil should now be addressed by the police at least every two or three years.This question needs to be addressed, following the presidential election on May 20.Meanwhile, other politicians have offered their own proposals to address the advantages enjoyed by the wealthy.Suzanne turned to address the man asking the question.Luxembourg and United States courts have addressed the matter, and the judgments reveal the reality of these fears.The article addresses the problems of malnutrition in the state.None of them addressed the stadium as part of a park -- or a neighborhood -- or a great city.Storni addresses this woman, upon whom the burden of stoicism sits heavy.address something to somebodyAddress the letter to Dr. Joanna Miles.address a problem/question/issue etcThe people who are employed or are inmates, will address issues in a particular way.You have to continually be pro-active to address issues of racism.We did not expect or intend that the project should address issues of this kind.By now Haza was addressing issues other than forbidden love.These protections addressed issues ranging from the death penalty and homosexual rights to term limits, campaign-finance reform, and congressional redistricting.And so they address a question to the world: What are you, you out there?address a meeting/conference etcThe remaining ministers and elders found themselves being invited to address meetings all over the province to explain the imprisonment.The next day Kennedy was addressing a meeting in a black church in Los Angeles.He was thus involved in extensive travelling throughout the District, addressing meetings of branches, trade unions and co-operative societies.My noble Friend the Under-Secretary of State addressed a meeting of farmers in my constituency.She and other party activists travelled to Dumfries to hear Joyce address a meeting on 7 February 1935.Horne, whose passion was golf, seemed for ever off in a taxi to address a meeting somewhere.address somebody as somethingYou should address him as "Mr. President."
From King Business Dictionaryaddressad‧dress1 /əˈdresəˈdres, ˈædres/ noun [countable] the number of the building and the name of the street and town etc where someone lives or works, especially when written on a letter or packageI wrote the wrong address on the envelope.Please notify us of any change of address. accommodation address email address forwarding address memory address web address see also form of addressaddressad‧dress2 /əˈdres/ verb [transitive]1to write on an envelope, package etc the name of the person you are sending it toIf you address the letter, I’ll mail it to you.address something to somebodyThe letter is addressed to you, not me.2address a meeting/conference etc to make a speech to a large group of peopleThe meeting was addressed by Senator Howard.3COMMERCE formal to discuss, think about, or do something about a particular problem or question, especially with the aim of solving a problemThis use of technology has enabled NatWest to address a problem facing many businesses across the UK.→ See Verb tableOrigin address2 (1300-1400) Old French adresser, from dresser to arrange