# Associations to the word «Answer»

## Wiktionary

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. (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. 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. 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 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 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".