Associations to the word «Answer»


ANSWER, noun. A response or reply; something said or done in reaction to a statement or question.
ANSWER, noun. A solution to a problem.
ANSWER, noun. (legal) A document filed in response to a complaint, responding to each point raised in the complaint and raising counterpoints.
ANSWER, verb. (ambitransitive) To make a reply or response to.
ANSWER, verb. (transitive) To speak in defence against; to reply to in defence.
ANSWER, verb. (ambitransitive) To respond to a call by someone at a door or telephone, or other similar piece of equipment.
ANSWER, verb. (ambitransitive) To suit a need or purpose satisfactorily.
ANSWER, verb. To be accountable or responsible; to make amends.
ANSWER, verb. (legal) To file a document in response to a complaint.
ANSWER, verb. To correspond to; to be in harmony with; to be in agreement with.
ANSWER, verb. To be opposite, or to act in opposition.
ANSWER, verb. To be or act in conformity, or by way of accommodation, correspondence, relation, or proportion; to conform; to correspond; to suit; usually with to.
ANSWER, verb. To respond to satisfactorily; to meet successfully by way of explanation, argument, or justification; to refute.
ANSWER, verb. To be or act in compliance with, in fulfillment or satisfaction of, as an order, obligation, or demand.
ANSWER, verb. (obsolete) To render account to or for.
ANSWER, verb. (obsolete) To atone; to be punished for.
ANSWER, verb. (obsolete) To be or act as an equivalent to, or as adequate or sufficient for; to serve for; to repay.
ANSWER BACK, verb. (idiomatic) To reply impertinently; to talk back.
ANSWER BACK, verb. To reply to a question at a later time.
ANSWER BACK, verb. (computing) To issue echo characters, protocol responses, reflexive connection requests, etc.
ANSWER FOR, verb. (transitive) To be held responsible for.
ANSWER FOR, verb. (transitive) To guarantee.
ANSWER ON A POSTCARD, noun. (idiomatic) A brief answer or opinion.
ANSWER ON A POSTCARD, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see answer,‎ on,‎ a,‎ postcard.
ANSWER PRINT, noun. The first graded print of an edited film combining sound and picture, which is created for the client to view and approve; his answer decides when the rest of the copies of the film are printed or not.
ANSWER SONG, noun. (music) A type of popular song in 1980s hip-hop, composed by one artist as a satirical response to a specific song by another artist.
ANSWER SONGS, noun. Plural of answer song
ANSWER THE CALL OF NATURE, verb. (euphemistic) To satisfy the bodily urge to urinate or defecate.
ANSWER THE HELM, verb. (nautical) (for a ship) To respond to a movement of the helm by changing direction; only happens if the ship has steerageway.
ANSWER TO, verb. To be accountable or responsible to; to account to

Dictionary definition

ANSWER, 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".
ANSWER, noun. 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".
ANSWER, noun. The speech act of replying to a question.
ANSWER, noun. 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.
ANSWER, noun. A nonverbal reaction; "his answer to any problem was to get drunk"; "their answer was to sue me".
ANSWER, verb. React verbally; "She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"; "We answered that we would accept the invitation".
ANSWER, verb. Respond to a signal; "answer the door"; "answer the telephone".
ANSWER, verb. Give the correct answer or solution to; "answer a question"; "answer the riddle".
ANSWER, verb. Understand the meaning of; "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered".
ANSWER, verb. Give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument); "The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution".
ANSWER, verb. Be liable or accountable; "She must answer for her actions".
ANSWER, verb. 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".
ANSWER, verb. Match or correspond; "The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave".
ANSWER, verb. Be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of; "This may answer her needs".
ANSWER, verb. React to a stimulus or command; "The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch".

Wise words

Many a true word is spoken in jest.
Geoffrey Chaucer