• 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"
  • a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem;
    • "the answers were in the back of the book"
  • the speech act of replying to a question
  • 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 nonverbal reaction;
    • "his answer to any problem was to get drunk"
    • "their answer was to sue me"
  • react verbally;
    • "She didn't want to answer"
    • "answer the question"
    • "We answered that we would accept the invitation"
  • respond to a signal;
    • "answer the door"
    • "answer the telephone"
  • give the correct answer or solution to;
    • "answer a question"
    • "answer the riddle"
  • understand the meaning of;
    • "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered"
  • give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument);
    • "The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution"
  • be liable or accountable;
    • "She must answer for her actions"
  • be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity;
    • "A few words would answer"
  • match or correspond;
    • "The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave"
  • be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of;
    • "This may answer her needs"
  • react to a stimulus or command;
    • "The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch"
  • ANSWER v -ED, -ING, -S to say, write, or act in return

Scrabble Score: 9

answer is a valid Scrabble (US) TWL word

answer is a valid Scrabble Word in Merriam-Webster MW Dictionary

answer is a valid Scrabble Word in International Collins CSW Dictionary

Words With Friends Score: 10

answer is a valid Words With Friends word