Definitions for answerless
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an•swer*ˈæn sər, ˈɑn-(n.)
a spoken or written reply or response to a question, request, letter, etc.
a correct response to a question.
an equivalent or approximation; counterpart:
the French answer to the Beatles.
an action serving as a reply or response:
The answer was a volley of fire.
a solution to a problem, esp. in mathematics.
a reply to a charge or accusation.
the defendant's reply to the plaintiff's charge.
(v.i.)to speak or write in response; make answer; reply.
to respond by an act or motion:
He answered with a right to the jaw.
to act or suffer in consequence (usu. fol. by for).
to be or declare oneself responsible or accountable (usu. fol. by for):
I will answer for his safety.
to be satisfactory or serve (usu. fol. by for).
to conform; correspond (usu. fol. by to):
She answered to the description.
(v.t.)to speak or write in response to; reply to.
to act or move in response to:
Answer the doorbell.
to solve or present a solution of.
to serve or fulfill:
This will answer the purpose.
to discharge (a responsibility, claim, debt, etc.).
to conform or correspond to:
This dog answers your description.
to reply or respond favorably to:
to answer a request.
to atone for; make amends for.
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
Having or producing no answer.
Not capable of being answered; unanswerable.
having no answer, or impossible to be answered
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