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Definition of address noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈædrɛs//
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  1. 1[countable] details of where someone lives or works and where letters, etc. can be sent What's your name and address? I'll give you my address and phone number. Is that your home address? Please note my change of address. Police found him at an address (= a house or apartment) in Philadelphia. see also forwarding address, return address
  2. 2[countable] (computing) a series of words and symbols that tells you where you can find something using a computer, for example on the Internet What's your e-mail address? The project has a new Web address.
  3. 3[countable] a formal speech that is made in front of an audience tonight's televised presidential address Topic CollocationsVoting in Electionsrunning for election conduct/hold an election/a referendum run for office/election/governor/mayor/president/the White House enter/run in/withdraw from the primary/Senate/gubernatorial race represent the Democrats/the Republican Party hold/contest a local/mid-term/primary/national election launch/run a presidential (election) campaign support/back a candidate sway/convince/persuade voters/the electorate appeal to/attract/woo/target/pander to swing voters fix/rig/steal an election/the votevoting go to/be turned away from a polling place/station cast a/your vote/ballot (for somebody) vote for the Republican candidate/the Democratic ticket mark/spoil your ballot paper count the early/absentee ballots go to/be defeated at the ballot box get/win/receive/lose votes get/win (60% of) the popular/black/Hispanic/Latino vote win power/the election/the primary/a senate seat/a majority lose an election/the vote/your majority/your seat win/come to power in a landslide (victory) (= with many more votes than any other party) elect/reelect somebody (as) mayor/president/congressman/congresswoman/a Senator/a Representativetaking power be sworn into office/in as president take/administer the oath of office give/deliver the inaugural address take/enter/hold/leave office appoint somebody (as) ambassador/governor/minister/a federal judge/a Supreme Court justice form a government/a cabinet serve two terms as president/in office ⇨ more collocations at economy, politics Thesaurusspeechlecture address talk sermonThese are all words for a talk given to an audience.speech a formal talk given to an audience:Several people made speeches at the wedding.lecture a talk given to a group of people to tell them about a particular subject, often as part of a university or college course:a lecture on the Roman army a course/series of lecturesaddress a formal speech given to an audience:a televised presidential addressspeech or address?A speech can be given on a public or private occasion; an address is always public:He gave an address at the a fairly informal session in which someone tells a group of people about a subject:She gave an interesting talk on her visit to China.sermon a talk on a moral or religious subject, usually given by a religious leader during a service:to preach a sermonPatterns a long/short speech/lecture/address/talk/sermon a keynote speech/lecture/address to prepare/give/deliver/hear a(n) speech/lecture/address/talk/sermon to write a speech/sermon to attend/go to a lecture/talk
  4. 4[uncountable] form/mode of address the correct title, etc. to use when you talk to someone
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