part of speech: noun

definition 1: a formal speech or talk.

  • Many people watched the president’s address on TV.

synonyms: lecture, speech, talk

definition 2: the place where one lives or a business is located. The address has the street name and number, city, and state or province.

  • The address is 20 East Park Street, Washington, D.C.

definition 3: this information written or printed on things that are mailed.

  • It is hard to read the address on this envelope.


part of speech: verb

inflections: addresses, addressing, addressed

definition 1: to speak or write to.

  • When he said that, he was addressing me, not you.
  • The mayor addressed the people of the town in a letter printed in the newspaper.

synonyms: speak to, talk to

definition 2: to give attention to; deal with.

  • We addressed the problems right away.

synonyms: deal with

antonyms: ignore, shun

definition 3: to write information on, telling where something can be delivered.

  • I addressed the letter to him in Paris.


derivation: addresser (n.)