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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

an•swer*ˈæn sər, ˈɑn-(n.)

  1. a spoken or written reply or response to a question, request, letter, etc.

  2. a correct response to a question.

  3. an equivalent or approximation; counterpart:

    the French answer to the Beatles.

  4. an action serving as a reply or response:

    The answer was a volley of fire.

  5. a solution to a problem, esp. in mathematics.

  6. a reply to a charge or accusation.

  7. the defendant's reply to the plaintiff's charge.

    Category: Law

  8. (v.i.)to speak or write in response; make answer; reply.

  9. to respond by an act or motion:

    He answered with a right to the jaw.

  10. to act or suffer in consequence (usu. fol. by for).

  11. to be or declare oneself responsible or accountable (usu. fol. by for):

    I will answer for his safety.

  12. to be satisfactory or serve (usu. fol. by for).

  13. to conform; correspond (usu. fol. by to):

    She answered to the description.

  14. (v.t.)to speak or write in response to; reply to.

  15. to act or move in response to:

    Answer the doorbell.

  16. to solve or present a solution of.

  17. to serve or fulfill:

    This will answer the purpose.

  18. to discharge (a responsibility, claim, debt, etc.).

  19. to conform or correspond to:

    This dog answers your description.

  20. to reply or respond favorably to:

    to answer a request.

  21. to atone for; make amends for.

  22. answer back, to reply impertinently.

    Category: Verb Phrase

* Syn: answer , reply , response , rejoinder , retort all refer to words used to meet a question, proposal, charge, etc. An answer is something said or written in return: an answer giving the desired information. A reply is usu. somewhat more formal or detailed: a courteous reply to a letter. A response is often a reaction to an appeal, suggestion, etc.: an enthusiastic response to a plea for cooperation. A rejoinder is a quick, usu. clever answer to another person's reply or comment: a rejoinder that silenced the opposition. A retort is a keen, prompt answer, usu. to a charge or criticism: The false accusation provoked a sharp retort.

Origin of answer:

bef. 900; ME andswerien, OE andswerian, andswarian, der. of andswaru an answer =and- opposite, facing (cf. and , along ) + Gmc *swarō, der. of swear



  1. answerless(Adjective)

    Having or producing no answer.

  2. answerless(Adjective)

    Not capable of being answered; unanswerable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Answerless(adj)

    having no answer, or impossible to be answered


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