answernoun [ C ]uk /ˈɑːn.sər/ us /ˈæn.sɚ/
answer noun [ C ] (REACTION)
The minister promised to give a written answer to the MP's detailed question. 对于议员提出的那个涉及很多细节的问题，部长答应给予书面答复。
We've emailed him asking him if he's free on that date but we haven't had an answer yet. 我们已经去信问他那天是否有空，但还没有收到回信。
I've just called him but there was no answer. 我刚给他打过电话，但没人接。
answer noun [ C ] (SOLUTION)
- I spent hours doing that calculation and I still got the answer wrong.
- Surely the answer's obvious - or are you being deliberately obtuse?
- You got 20 percent of the answers right - that means one in every five.
- You'll never guess the answer - do you give in?
- His nimble mind calculated the answer before I could key the numbers into my computer.
answer verb (REACT)
You haven't answered my question. 你还没有回答我的问题。
I texted asking whether he'd be coming to the party but he hasn't answered yet. 我写信问他是否来参加聚会，但他还没有回复。
[ + speech ] "I'd love to have dinner with you, but I won't be able to get there before nine o'clock," she answered. “我很乐意和你共进晚餐，但我9点之前赶不到那儿，”她答道。
formal Does anyone here answer to the name of (= is anyone here called) Wallis? 这儿有谁名叫沃利斯吗？