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Princeton's WordNet

  1. response(noun)

    a result

    "this situation developed in response to events in Africa"

  2. reaction, response(noun)

    a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent

    "a bad reaction to the medicine"; "his responses have slowed with age"

  3. answer, reply, response(noun)

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

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

  4. reception, response(noun)

    the manner in which something is greeted

    "she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors"

  5. response(noun)

    a phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister

  6. reply, response(noun)

    the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange

    "he growled his reply"

  7. response(noun)

    the manner in which an electrical or mechanical device responds to an input signal or a range of input signals


  1. response(Noun)

    An answer or reply, or something in the nature of an answer or reply.

  2. response(Noun)

    The act of responding or replying; reply: as, to speak in response to a question.

  3. response(Noun)

    An oracular answer.

  4. response(Noun)

    (liturgics) A verse, sentence, phrase, or word said or sung by the choir or congregation in sequence or reply to the priest or officiant.

  5. response(Noun)

    (liturgics) A versicle or anthem said or sung during or after a lection; a respond or responsory.

  6. response(Noun)

    A reply to an objection in formal disputation.

  7. response(Noun)

    An online advertising performance metric representing one click-through from an online ad to its destination URL

  8. Origin: ultimately from the responsum, a nominal use of the neuter form of responsus, the perfect passive participle of respondeo, from re + spondeo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Response(noun)

    the act of responding

  2. Response(noun)

    an answer or reply

  3. Response(noun)

    reply to an objection in formal disputation

  4. Response(noun)

    the answer of the people or congregation to the priest or clergyman, in the litany and other parts of divine service

  5. Response(noun)

    a kind of anthem sung after the lessons of matins and some other parts of the office

  6. Response(noun)

    a repetition of the given subject in a fugue by another part on the fifth above or fourth below

  7. Origin: [OF. response, respons, F. rponse, from L. responsum, from respondere. See Respond.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Response' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #991

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Response' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1548

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Response' in Nouns Frequency: #348


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Response in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Response in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Gahl:

    The proper response of the Christian goes beyond turning the other cheek, which is an invitation to hit me again. The Christian response is more complex.

  2. Denise Zheng:

    We need to have a response whether it's an industry or a government response so that folks understand there is a penalty here, if they go unpunished, the message that sends is detrimental.

  3. Robert Gahl:

    Certainly the Catholic Church has never accepted passivism, the proper response of the Christian goes beyond turning the other cheek, which is an invitation to hit me again. The Christian response is more complex.

  4. Julie Burchill:

    Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death's perfect punctuation mark is a smile.

  5. Michael Lohan:

    Today, on TMZ, my darling daughter Lindsay was asked for a comment in response to me saying, "Samantha is on drugs!" Lindsay’s only response was, 'look at him!'"I'm Not Obsessed: Michael Lohan Has A Lot to Say (December 27, 2008)7

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