answer /ˈɑːnsər/ noun [C]
WORDS › 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.
DOOR/TELEPHONE › when someone answers the telephone or the door: [usually singular] I rang the bell but there was no answer.
SOLUTION › a way of solving a problem: It's a difficult situation and I don't know what the answer is.
TEST › 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?