Meaning of ADDRESS in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ədres, AM ædres ]

( addresses, addressing, addressed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


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.

N-COUNT : usu poss N


If a letter, envelope, or parcel is addressed to you, your name and address have been written on it.

Applications should be addressed to: The business affairs editor.

VERB : usu passive , be V-ed to n


The address of a website is its location on the Internet, for example ( COMPUTING )



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

He is due to address a conference on human rights next week.

VERB : V n

Address is also a noun.

The President gave an address to the American people.



If you address someone or address a remark to them, you say something to them. ( FORMAL )

The two foreign ministers did not address each other directly when they last met...

He addressed his remarks to Eleanor, ignoring Maria.

VERB : V n , V n to n


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

Mr King sought to address those fears when he spoke at the meeting...

Throughout the book we have addressed ourselves to the problem of ethics.

VERB : V n , V pron-refl to n

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