Meaning of “problem” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˈprɒbləm/

A1 a situation that causes difficulties and that needs to be dealt with:

health problems
I'm having problems with my computer.
Drugs have become a serious problem in the area.

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a question that you use mathematics to solve

have a problem with sth/sb

to find something or someone annoying or offensive:

Yes, she can smoke in the house - I don't have a problem with that.
No problem.

A2 something that you say to mean you can or will do what someone has asked you to do:

"Can you get me to the airport by 11.30?" "No problem."

A2 something that you say when someone has thanked you for something:

"Thanks for taking me home." "No problem."

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