ad|dress1 [ ə`dres, `ædres ] noun count ***
1. ) the name of the place where you live or work, including the house or office number and the name of the street, area, and town. It may also include a set of numbers, called a zip code in American English and a postcode in British English:
I'll need your name and address.
He had given a false address to the police.
a ) a series of letters, numbers, and symbols that show you where to find a particular WEBSITE on the Internet: URL:
Do you have the address of our Web site?
a Web address
b ) address or e-mail address a series of letters, numbers, and symbols that you need to send someone an e-mail message:
What's your e-mail address?
2. ) / E`dres / a formal speech given by someone to a group of people, especially as part of an important occasion:
The president is to deliver a televised address to the nation.
form/mode/term of address
the name or title that you give someone when you speak or write to them:
What's the proper form of address for U.S. Senators?
ad|dress 2 [ ə`dres ] verb transitive **
1. ) to write the name and address of a particular person or organization on an envelope, package, etc.:
Would you help me address these envelopes?
address something to someone: This letter is addressed to Alice McQueen.
2. ) to speak publicly to a group of people:
address a meeting/conference/audience/assembly
a ) FORMAL to speak directly to someone who is with you:
He turned his head to address me.
address something to someone: Throughout the conversation, he addressed his remarks to my husband.
b ) to call someone a particular name or title when you speak to them:
We were all addressed by our last name.
His stepchildren address him as Mr. H.
3. ) to try to deal with a problem or question, for example by thinking carefully about it, or by doing things to improve a situation:
Governments have been slow to address the problem of global warming.
A number of issues are being addressed.
address yourself to something: We need to address ourselves to the question of cost.
4. ) address something to someone to officially tell a particular person or organization your complaints, questions, or comments:
All inquiries should be addressed to the head office.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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