English definition of “answer”
WORDS [I, T] › to speak or write back to someone who has asked you a question or spoken to you: I asked when she was leaving but she didn't answer. You still haven't answered my question. I must answer his letter.
DOOR [I, T] › to open the door when someone has knocked on it or rung a bell: I knocked several times but no one answered.
TELEPHONE [I, T] › to pick up the telephone receiver (= part that you hold to your ear) when it rings: Could someone answer the phone?
TEST [T] › to write or say something as a reply to a question in a test or competition