Definition of Answer


  • a nonverbal reaction
    "his answer to any problem was to get drunk"
    "their answer was to sue me"
  • 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
  • the speech act of replying to a question
  • a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    "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"
  • 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"


  • react to a stimulus or command
    "The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch"
  • be satisfactory for
    meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of
    "This may answer her needs"
  • match or correspond
    "The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave"
  • be sufficient
    be adequate, either in quality or quantity
    "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"
  • be liable or accountable
    "She must answer for her actions"
  • give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument)
    "The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution"
  • understand the meaning of
    "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered"
  • give the correct answer or solution to
    "answer a question"
    "answer the riddle"
  • respond to a signal
    "answer the door"
    "answer the telephone"
  • react verbally
    "She didn't want to answer"
    "answer the question"
    "We answered that we would accept the invitation"
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Unscramble answer

117 unscramble word found using the letters answer.

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