Complete Definition of "answer"

English
rank|written|arms|across|446|answer|early|saying|talk

Etymology 1
Old English andswaru

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK) IPA|/ˈɑːn.sə/, SAMPA|/"A:[email protected]/
(General American|US) IPA|/ˈænsɚ/
audio|en-gb-answer.ogg|Audio (RP)
audio|en-us-answer.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɑːnsə(r)|-ɑːnsə(r)

Noun
en-noun

  1. A response; something said or done in reaction to a statement or question.

#: Her answer to his proposal was a slap in the face.

  1. A solution to a problem.

#:The answer is...

  1. Answer to an email. (reply)
  2. law: A document filed in response to a complaint, responding to each point raised in the complaint and raising counterpoints.
Translations
trans-top|response
Bosnian: t-|bs|odgovor|m
Breton: respont m -où
Bulgarian: t+|bg|реакция|f|scCyrl, t+|bg|отговор|m|scCyrl
Catalan: resposta f
Croatian: t-|hr|odgovor|m
Czech: t-|cs|odpověď|f
Danish: t-|da|svar|n
Dutch: t+|nl|antwoord|n
Esperanto: t-|eo|respondo|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t-|fi|vastaus
French: t+|fr|réponse|f
German: t+|de|Antwort|f
Greek: t+|el|απάντηση|f|trapántisi|scGrek
Gujarati: જવાબ (javāb), ઉત્તર (uttar)
Hebrew: t+|he|תשובה|f|trtshuva|scHebr
Hindi: जवाब (javāb), उत्तर (uttar)
Icelandic: t+|is|svar|n
Ido: respondo (reply), solvo (solution)
Indonesian: jawaban
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Italian: t+|it|risposta|f
Japanese: 答え (こたえ, kotae)
Kurdish: KUchar|وه‌ڵام
Latin: responsum n
Norwegian: t+|no|svar|n
Old English: t-|ang|gegncwide|m|altġeġncwide|xsOld English
Polish: t-|pl|odpowiedź|f
Portuguese: t+|pt|resposta|f
Romanian: t-|ro|răspuns|n
Russian: t+|ru|ответ|m|trotv'ét|scCyrl
Serbian:

Slovene: t+|sl|odgovor|m
Spanish: t-|es|respuesta|f
Swedish: t+|sv|svar|n
Telugu: (javaabu)t|te|జవాబు|scTelu,(samadaanam)t|te|సమాధానం|scTelu
Vietnamese: câu trả lời
Welsh: ateb
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trans-top|solution
Bosnian: t-|bs|rješenje|n
Bulgarian: t-|bg|решение|n|sc=Cyrl
Danish: t-|da|svar|n
Finnish: t-|fi|ratkaisu, t-|fi|vastaus
French: t+|fr|solution
Greek: t-|el|λύση|f|trlýsi|scGrek
Hebrew: מענה (ma'ane) m
Indonesian: balasan
Japanese: 解答 (かいとう, kaitō)
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Norwegian: t+|no|svar|n, t-|no|løsning|m
Polish: t-|pl|odpowiedź|f
Portuguese: t+|pt|resposta|f
Russian: t-|ru|решение|n|trr'ešénije|scCyrl, t+|ru|ответ|m|trotv'ét|scCyrl
Serbian:

Slovene: t+|sl|odgovor|m, t+|sl|rešitev|f
Swedish: t+|sv|svar|n
Telugu: (pariskAram)t|te|పరిష్కారం|sc=Telu
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trans-top|reply to e-mail
Bosnian: t-|bs|odgovor|m
Bulgarian: отговор
Croatian: t-|hr|odgovor|m
Danish: t-|da|svar|n
Finnish: t-|fi|vastaus
French: t+|fr|réponse
Greek: t+|el|απάντηση|f|trapántisi|scGrek, t-|el|απόκριση|f|trapókrisi|scGrek
Hebrew: t+|he|תשובה|f|trtshuva|scHebr
Hindi: जवाब देना (javāb denā), उत्तर देना (uttar denā)
Japanese: 返事 (へんじ, henji), 返答 (へんとう, hentō)
Norwegian: t+|no|svar|n
Kurdish: KUchar|وه‌ڵام
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Polish: t-|pl|odpowiedź|f
Portuguese: t+|pt|resposta|f
Russian: t+|ru|ответ|m|trotv'ét|scCyrl
Serbian:

Slovene: t+|sl|odgovor|m
Spanish: contestación f}
Swedish: {{t+|sv|svar|n

Telugu: (javaabu)t|te|జవాబు|scTelu,(samadaanam)t|te|సమాధానం|scTelu
Vietnamese: Tin#Vietnamese|tin trả lời
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trans-top|document filed in response to a complaint
Finnish: t-|fi|vastine
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Polish: t-|pl|odpowiedź|f
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Etymology 2
Old English ''andswarian

Verb
en-verb

  1. To make a reply or response to.

#: He answered the question.

  1. To respond to a call by someone at a door or telephone, or other similar piece of equipment.

#: She answered the door.

  1. To suit a need or purpose satisfactorily.

#: It answers the need.

  1. law: To file a document in response to a complaint.

Derived terms
answer back

Translations
trans-top|to make a reply or response to
Finnish: t+|fi|vastata
German: t+|de|antworten
Greek: t|el|απαντώ||trapantó|scGrek
Japanese: 返事する (henji suru)
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Kurdish: KUchar|وه‌ڵام
Norwegian: t+|no|svare
Polish: t|pl|odpowiedzieć
Russian: отвечать (otv'ečát') impf, ответить (otv'étit') pf
Slovene: t+|sl|odgovoriti
Spanish: t+|es|responder, t-|es|contestar
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trans-top|to respond to a call
Polish: t|pl|odpowiedzieć
trans-mid
Spanish: t-|es|contestar
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trans-top|to suit a need or purpose satisfactorily
Finnish: t+|fi|vastata
Japanese: 答える (kotaeru)
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Kurdish: KUchar|جێ به‌جێ
Norwegian: t-|no|oppfylle, t-|no|tilfredsstille
Polish: t|pl|odpowiadać
Russian: отвечать (otv'ečát') impf, ответить (otv'étit') pf; соответствовать (sootv'étstvovat') pf
Spanish: t+|es|servir
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trans-top|law: to file a response to a complaint
Finnish: t+|fi|vastata
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Polish: t|pl|odpowiadać
Russian: отвечать (otv'ečát') impf, ответить (otv'étit') pf
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ttbc|Breton: respont da unan bennak (to somebody)
ttbc|Bulgarian: отговарям (1), отвръщам (1), задоволявам (2)
ttbc|French: répondre (1, 2)
ttbc|Hebrew: לענות (la'anot) (1,2), להשיב (le'hashyv) (1,3)
ttbc|Ido: respondar
ttbc|Latin: respondere
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ttbc|Old English: oncweþan
ttbc|Portuguese: responder
ttbc|Scottish Gaelic: freagair
ttbc|Vietnamese: trả lời (1), hợp (2, actually an adjective)
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