Meaning of “answer” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /ˈɑːnsər/

A1 what you say or write back to someone who has asked you a question or spoken to you:

I asked him if he was going but I didn't hear his answer.
Please give me your answer by next week.

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A2 the act of answering the telephone or the door:

[ usually singular ] I rang the bell but there was no answer.

B1 a way of solving a problem:

It's a difficult situation and I don't know what the answer is.

A2 the correct number or information given as a reply to a question in a test or competition:

Did you get the answer to Question 6?

(Definition of “answer noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)