What is answer?

  • (verb): Reply or respond to.
    Example: "She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"
    Synonyms: reply, respond
    See also — Additional definitions below


Generally, an answer is a reply to a question or is a solution, a retaliation, or a response that is relevant to the said question.

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Tim Janus - Game Show Appearances
... in 2009, winning $100,000 before choosing to walk away, although he had surmised the correct answer to the $250,000 question ... from the season's first 45 shows will return for a chance to answer a million dollar question, and Janus qualified as the fifth seed for the Million Dollar Prize ... He returned on November 16 to answer his Million Dollar Question ...
Error-correcting Codes With Feedback - History
... game (also known as Twenty questions), with a given percentage of wrong answers, and calculated the minimum number of randomly chosen questions to determine the answer ... the sender whether the given message was in this subset, a 'yes' or 'no' answer ... Based on this answer, the receiver then chose a new subset and repeated the process ...
... Generally, an answer is a reply to a question or is a solution, a retaliation, or a response that is relevant to the said question ... In law, an answer was originally a solemn assertion in opposition to someone or something, and thus generally any counter-statement or defense, a reply to a question or response ... In the common law, an answer is the first pleading by a defendant, usually filed and served upon the plaintiff within a certain strict time limit after a civil complaint or criminal information or indictment has ...
RE (complexity)
... RE (recursively enumerable) is the class of decision problems for which a 'yes' answer can be verified by a Turing machine in a finite amount of time ... Informally, it means that if the answer is 'yes', then there is some procedure which takes finite time to determine this ... On the other hand, if the answer is 'no', the machine might never halt ...
Number Sense (UIL) - Rules and Scoring
10 minutes the students must immediately stop writing (they are not allowed to finish incomplete answers started before the stop signal) ... The questions must be answered in order a skipped question is scored as a wrong answer ... to be scored as correct the exact answer must be given (no allowance for rounding), except where the question is preceded by an asterisk, in which case for the question to be scored ...

More definitions of "answer":

  • (verb): Give the correct answer or solution to.
    Example: "Answer a question"; "answer the riddle"
  • (verb): Respond to a signal.
    Example: "Answer the door"; "answer the telephone"
  • (verb): Understand the meaning of.
    Synonyms: resolve
  • (verb): Give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument).
    Example: "The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution"
  • (verb): Match or correspond.
    Example: "The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave"
  • (noun): The principle 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.
  • (verb): Be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity.
    Example: "A few words would answer"
    Synonyms: suffice, do, serve
  • (noun): A statement (either spoken or written) that is made in reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation.
    Example: "I waited several days for his answer"
    Synonyms: reply, response
  • (verb): Be liable or accountable.
    Example: "She must answer for her actions"
  • (verb): React to a stimulus or command.
    Example: "The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch"
  • (noun): The speech act of replying to a question.
  • (noun): A nonverbal reaction.
    Example: "His answer to any problem was to get drunk"; "their answer was to sue me"
  • (verb): Be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of.
    Example: "This may answer her needs"

Famous quotes containing the word answer:

    It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon, and furnishes a complete answer to those who contend for the gradual degeneration of the human species, that every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.
    Charles Dickens (1812–1870)

    There is nothing you can say in answer to a compliment. I have been complimented myself a great many times, and they always embarrass me—I always feel that they have not said enough.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    Mediocre people have an answer for everything and are astonished at nothing. They always want to have the air of knowing better than you what you are going to tell them; when, in their turn, they begin to speak, they repeat to you with the greatest confidence, as if dealing with their own property, the things that they have heard you say yourself at some other place.... A capable and superior look is the natural accompaniment of this type of character.
    Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863)