Noun Definition


1.Definition: a nonverbal reaction

"His answer to any problem was to get drunk", "Their answer was to sue me"

Category: General

2.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):reply, response

Category: General

3.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):resolution, result, solution, solvent

Category: General

4.Definition: 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

Category: General

5.Definition: the speech act of replying to a question

Category: General