address ( addresses plural & 3rd person present) ( addressing present participle) ( addressed past tense & past participle )
1 n-count 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.
usu poss N
The address is 2025 M Street, Northwest, Washington, DC, 20036..., We require details of your name and address.
2 verb 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. be V-ed to n
3 n-count The address of a website is its location on the Internet, for example http://www.cobuild.collins.co.uk. (COMPUTING)
4 verb 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. V n
Address is also a noun., n-count
The President gave an address to the American people.
5 verb 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... V n
He addressed his remarks to Eleanor, ignoring Maria. V n to n
6 verb If you address a problem or task or if you addressyourself to it, you try to understand it or deal with it. Mr King sought to address those fears when he spoke at the meeting... V n Throughout the book we have addressed ourselves to the problem of ethics. V pron-refl to n
address book ( address books plural )
1 n-count An address book is a book in which you write people's names and addresses.
2 n-count An address book is a computer file which contains a list of e-mail addresses. (COMPUTING)
forwarding address ( forwarding addresses plural ) A forwarding address is an address that you give to someone when you go and live somewhere else so that they can send your mail on to you. n-count
The former owner had not left any forwarding address.
IP address ( IP addresses plural ) An IP address is a series of numbers that identifies which particular computer or network is connected to the Internet. IP is an abbreviation for `Internet Protocol'. (COMPUTING) n-count
Every connection that you make to the network is stamped with your IP address.
public address system ( public address systems plural ) A public address system is a set of electrical equipment which allows someone's voice, or music, to be heard throughout a large building or area. The abbreviation PA is also used. n-count