English dictionary definition of:

answer


Noun

  • a nonverbal reaction
  • 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
  • a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
  • a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
  • the speech act of replying to a question

Verb

  • understand the meaning of
  • give the correct answer or solution to
  • react to a stimulus or command
  • respond to a signal
  • give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument)
  • react verbally
  • be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of
  • match or correspond
  • be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
  • be liable or accountable

Thesaurus

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Spellzone course content

View spelling list Silent w words and learn about the word answer in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 22. Words with silent letters e.g. wrap, comb, sign, knight.

View spelling list Words ending in er and learn about the word answer in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 25. Word endings: -er, -ar, -or, -our, re, a and -ery, -ary.

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Scrabble score for answer


Scrabble score = 9

generated at 20:31:39 on 17-01-20

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