address

1 noun
1 (C) 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 package: I wrote the wrong address on the envelope. | change of address: Please notify us of any change of address.
2 (C) a formal speech made to a group of people who have come especially to listen to it
3 (C) a number that shows where a piece of information is stored in a computer's memory
4 form/style/mode of address the correct title or name that you use for someone when you are speaking to them
2 verb (T)
1 to write on an envelope, package etc the name and address of the person you are sending it to: If you address the letter, I'll mail it for you. | address sth to sb: The letter is addressed to you, not me.
2 formal to speak directly to someone: She turned to address the man on her left. | address sth to: You will have to address your complaints to the Head Office.
3 address a meeting/crowd/conference etc to make a speech to a large group of people: The meeting was addressed by Senator Howard.
4 to use a particular title or name when speaking or writing to someone: address sb as: The president should be addressed as `Mr President'.
5 formal to discuss, think about, or do something about a particular problem or question, especially with the aim of solving a problem: The article addresses the problems of diseases connected with malnutrition. | address yourself to: Marlowe now addressed himself to the task of searching the room.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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