Definition of ANSWERS

noun : ANSWERS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) the speech act of replying to a question ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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 ;

  • 5. (

    ) a nonverbal reaction; "his answer to any problem was to get drunk"; "their answer was to sue me" ;

verb : ANSWERS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) react verbally; "She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"; "We answered that we would accept the invitation" ;

  • 2. (

    ) respond to a signal; "answer the door"; "answer the telephone" ;

  • 3. (

    ) give the correct answer or solution to; "answer a question"; "answer the riddle" ;

  • 4. (

    ) understand the meaning of; "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered" ;

  • 5. (

    ) give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument); "The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution" ;

  • 6. (

    ) be liable or accountable; "She must answer for her actions" ;

  • 7. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 8. (

    ) match or correspond; "The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave" ;

  • 9. (

    ) be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of; "This may answer her needs" ;

  • 10. (

    ) react to a stimulus or command; "The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch" ;


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