Answer ( noun , verb )

(As a noun)

Answer ( noun )

  1. A thing that is said, written, or done as a reaction to a question, statement, or situation.
  2. A solution to a problem or dilemma.
  3. A person who responds to a question.

Origin:

Middle english (in the sense ‘swear a vow to’): from old english andswaru (noun), andswarian (verb), of germanic origin; related to dutch antwoord and german antwort.

Examples:

  1. I don't know the answer to that question.
  2. The answer to this equation is 42.
  3. The answer to the pollution problem is to reduce carbon emissions.
  4. The student raised his hand to give an answer to the teacher's question.
  5. She is the answer to all of our problems.

(As a verb)

Answer ( verb )

  1. A thing that is said, written, or done as a reaction to a question, statement, or situation.
  2. A solution to a problem or dilemma.
  3. A person who responds to a question.

Origin:

Middle english (in the sense ‘swear a vow to’): from old english andswaru (noun), andswarian (verb), of germanic origin; related to dutch antwoord and german antwort.

Examples:

  1. I don't know the answer to that question.
  2. The answer to this equation is 42.
  3. The answer to the pollution problem is to reduce carbon emissions.
  4. The student raised his hand to give an answer to the teacher's question.
  5. She is the answer to all of our problems.
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