What does response mean?

Definitions for response
rɪˈspɒnsre·sponse

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word response.

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

Wiktionary

  1. response(Noun)

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

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

  2. response(Noun)

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

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

  3. response(Noun)

    An oracular answer.

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

  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.

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

  5. response(Noun)

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

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

  6. response(Noun)

    A reply to an objection in formal disputation.

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

  7. response(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Response(noun)

    an answer or reply

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

  3. Response(noun)

    reply to an objection in formal disputation

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

  4. Response(noun)

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

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

  5. Response(noun)

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

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

  6. Response(noun)

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. response

    An accurate, perfect, efficient and effective reply to a form of communication.

    The gave a response to the social media message and said they are delighted to attend the wedding.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 11, 2020  

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

How to pronounce response?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say response in sign language?

  1. response

Numerology

  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

Examples of response in a Sentence

  1. David Fisher:

    But I would love to see further analysis of subpopulations to see where the efficacy would be greater and other populations where it's not worth the trouble, most of the patients who got the drug had a very positive response.

  2. Nick White:

    The response to this emergency is far too slow, overall, I think this should be fought as a war, with research providing the real-time, actionable intelligence. Wars are not fought by committees.

  3. David Viscott:

    Your response is your own. It is created by no one else but you.

  4. Richard Neal:

    Treasury Department has decided not to allow the IRS to comply with Chairman Neal request by the April 10 deadline. I will consult with counsel and determine the appropriate response to the commissioner in the coming days.

  5. Ric Spooner:

    News of China’ rate cut should help buyer mood this morning, compensating for a weak lead from the US market, however, while news of lower borrowing costs will help support equity valuations and be seen as a positive for commodity demand, market response may be limited. In some senses this rate cut is a technical response to the fact that lower inflation is making real borrowing costs more expensive in China.

Images & Illustrations of response

  1. responseresponseresponseresponseresponse

Popularity rank by frequency of use

response#1#955#10000

Translations for response

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for response »

Translation

Find a translation for the response definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these response definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "response." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 3 Dec. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/response>.

    Are we missing a good definition for response? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for response:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.