address

[[t]ədre̱s, AM æ̱dres[/t]]
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addresses, addressing, addressed
1) N-COUNT: usu poss N Your address is the number of the house, flat, or apartment and the name of the street and the town where you live or work.

The address is 2025 M Street, Northwest, Washington, DC, 20036...

We require details of your name and address.

2) VERB: usu passive If a letter, envelope, or parcel is addressed to you, your name and address have been written on it.

[be V-ed to n] Applications should be addressed to: The business affairs editor.

3) VERB If you address a group of people, you give a speech to them.

[V n] He is due to address a conference on human rights next week.

N-COUNT
Address is also a noun.

He had scheduled an address to the American people for the evening of May 27.

4) VERB If you address someone or address a remark to them, you say something to them. [FORMAL]

[V n] The two foreign ministers did not address each other directly when they last met...

[V n to n] He addressed his remarks to Eleanor, ignoring Maria.

5) VERB If you address someone by a name or a title such as `sir', you call them that name or title when you talk or write to them.

[V n as n] I heard him address her as darling...

[V n as n] The Duchess should be addressed as Your Grace.

6) VERB If you address a problem or task or if you address yourself to it, you try to understand it or deal with it.

[V n] Mr King sought to address those fears when he spoke at the meeting...

[V pron-refl to n] Throughout the book we have addressed ourselves to the problem of ethics.

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