answering

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The word ANSWERING is worth 13 points in Scrabble and 16 points in Words with Friends

There are 9 letters in the word ANSWERING

1 Definition  for the word answering:

adj - replying, "an answering glance", "an answering smile"

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Answer
An"swer (, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Answered (; p. pr. & vb. n. Answering.] [OE. andswerien, AS. andswerian, andswarian, to answer, fr. andswaru, n., answer. See Answer, n.] 1. To speak in defense against; to reply to in defense; as, to answer a charge; to answer an accusation.
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2. To speak or write in return to, as in return to a call or question, or to a speech, declaration, argument, or the like; to reply to (a question, remark, etc.); to respond to.
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She answers him as if she knew his mind. Shak.
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So spake the apostate angel, though in pain: . . .
And him thus answered soon his bold compeer.
Milton.
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3. To respond to satisfactorily; to meet successfully by way of explanation, argument, or justification, and the like; to refute.
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No man was able to answer him a word. Matt. xxii. 46.
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These shifts refuted, answer thine appellant. Milton.
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The reasoning was not and could not be answered. Macaulay.
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4. To be or act in return or response to. Hence: (a) To be or act in compliance with, in fulfillment or satisfaction of, as an order, obligation, demand; as, he answered my claim upon him; the servant answered the bell.
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This proud king . . . studies day and night
To answer all the debts he owes unto you.
Shak.
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(b) To render account to or for.
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I will . . . send him to answer thee. Shak.
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(c) To atone; to be punished for.
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And grievously hath Canswered it. Shak.
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(d) To be opposite to; to face.
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The windows answering each other, we could just discern the glowing horizon them. Gilpin.
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(e) To be or act an equivalent to, or as adequate or sufficient for; to serve for; to repay. [R.]
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Money answereth all things. Eccles. x. 19.
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(f) To be or act in accommodation, conformity, relation, or proportion to; to correspond to; to suit.
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Weapons must needs be dangerous things, if they answered the bulk of so prodigious a person. Swift.
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Answer
An"swer (, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Answered (; p. pr. & vb. n. Answering.] [OE. andswerien, AS. andswerian, andswarian, to answer, fr. andswaru, n., answer. See Answer, n.] 1. To speak in defense against; to reply to in defense; as, to answer a charge; to answer an accusation.
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2. To speak or write in return to, as in return to a call or question, or to a speech, declaration, argument, or the like; to reply to (a question, remark, etc.); to respond to.
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She answers him as if she knew his mind. Shak.
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So spake the apostate angel, though in pain: . . .
And him thus answered soon his bold compeer.
Milton.
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3. To respond to satisfactorily; to meet successfully by way of explanation, argument, or justification, and the like; to refute.
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No man was able to answer him a word. Matt. xxii. 46.
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These shifts refuted, answer thine appellant. Milton.
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The reasoning was not and could not be answered. Macaulay.
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4. To be or act in return or response to. Hence: (a) To be or act in compliance with, in fulfillment or satisfaction of, as an order, obligation, demand; as, he answered my claim upon him; the servant answered the bell.
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This proud king . . . studies day and night
To answer all the debts he owes unto you.
Shak.
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(b) To render account to or for.
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I will . . . send him to answer thee. Shak.
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(c) To atone; to be punished for.
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And grievously hath Canswered it. Shak.
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(d) To be opposite to; to face.
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The windows answering each other, we could just discern the glowing horizon them. Gilpin.
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(e) To be or act an equivalent to, or as adequate or sufficient for; to serve for; to repay. [R.]
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Money answereth all things. Eccles. x. 19.
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(f) To be or act in accommodation, conformity, relation, or proportion to; to correspond to; to suit.
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Weapons must needs be dangerous things, if they answered the bulk of so prodigious a person. Swift.
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An"swer, n. [OE. andsware, AS. andswaru; and against + swerian to swear. Anti-, and Swear, and cf. 1st un-.] 1. A reply to a charge; a defense.
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At my first answer no man stood with me. 2 Tim. iv. 16.
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2. Something said or written in reply to a question, a call, an argument, an address, or the like; a reply.
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A soft answer turneth away wrath. Prov. xv. 1.
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I called him, but he gave me no answer. Cant. v. 6.
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3. Something done in return for, or in consequence of, something else; a responsive action.
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Great the slaughter is
Here made by the Roman; great the answer be
Britons must take.
Shak.
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4. A solution, the result of a mathematical operation; as, the answer to a problem.
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5. (Law) A counter-statement of facts in a course of pleadings; a confutation of what the other party has alleged; a responsive declaration by a witness in reply to a question. In Equity, it is the usual form of defense to the complainant's charges in his bill. Bouvier.
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Syn. -- Reply; rejoinder; response. See Reply.
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Answer
An"swer, n. [OE. andsware, AS. andswaru; and against + swerian to swear. Anti-, and Swear, and cf. 1st un-.] 1. A reply to a charge; a defense.
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At my first answer no man stood with me. 2 Tim. iv. 16.
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2. Something said or written in reply to a question, a call, an argument, an address, or the like; a reply.
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A soft answer turneth away wrath. Prov. xv. 1.
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I called him, but he gave me no answer. Cant. v. 6.
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3. Something done in return for, or in consequence of, something else; a responsive action.
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Great the slaughter is
Here made by the Roman; great the answer be
Britons must take.
Shak.
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4. A solution, the result of a mathematical operation; as, the answer to a problem.
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5. (Law) A counter-statement of facts in a course of pleadings; a confutation of what the other party has alleged; a responsive declaration by a witness in reply to a question. In Equity, it is the usual form of defense to the complainant's charges in his bill. Bouvier.
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Syn. -- Reply; rejoinder; response. See Reply.
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