a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem; "they were trying to find a peaceful solution"; "the answers were in the back of the book"; "he computed the result to four decimal places"
a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation; "I waited several days for his answer"; "he wrote replies to several of his critics"
the speech act of replying to a question
understand the meaning of; "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered"
give the correct answer or solution to; "answer a question"; "answer the riddle"
react to a stimulus or command; "The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch"
respond to a signal; "answer the door"; "answer the telephone"
give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument); "The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution"
provide a cure for, make healthy again; "The treatment cured the boy's acne";
prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve; "cure meats"
be or become preserved; "the apricots cure in the sun"
make (substances) hard and improve their usability; "cure resin"
a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain