Definitions for answer

Definitions for (noun) answer

Main entry: answer

Definition: a nonverbal reaction

Usage: his answer to any problem was to get drunk; their answer was to sue me

Main entry: answer

Definition: the principal pleading by the defendant in response to plaintiff's complaint; in criminal law it consists of the defendant's plea of `guilty' or `not guilty' (or nolo contendere); in civil law it must contain denials of all allegations in the plaintiff's complaint that the defendant hopes to controvert and it can contain affirmative defenses or counterclaims

Main entry: solution, solvent, answer, resolution, result

Definition: a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem

Usage: they were trying to find a peaceful solution; the answers were in the back of the book; he computed the result to four decimal places

Main entry: reply, response, answer

Definition: a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation

Usage: I waited several days for his answer; he wrote replies to several of his critics

Main entry: answer

Definition: the speech act of replying to a question

Definitions for (verb) answer

Main entry: resolve, answer

Definition: understand the meaning of

Usage: The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered

Main entry: answer

Definition: give the correct answer or solution to

Usage: answer a question; answer the riddle

Main entry: answer

Definition: react to a stimulus or command

Usage: The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch

Main entry: answer

Definition: respond to a signal

Usage: answer the door; answer the telephone

Main entry: answer

Definition: give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument)

Usage: The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution

Main entry: answer, reply, respond

Definition: react verbally

Usage: She didn't want to answer; answer the question; We answered that we would accept the invitation

Main entry: answer

Definition: be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of

Usage: This may answer her needs

Main entry: answer

Definition: match or correspond

Usage: The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave

Main entry: suffice, do, answer, serve

Definition: be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity

Usage: A few words would answer; This car suits my purpose well; Will $100 do?; A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school; Nothing else will serve

Main entry: answer

Definition: be liable or accountable

Usage: She must answer for her actions

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