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Definitions of reply

  1. To make answer in words or writing; to answer in any way; to answer a defendant's plea. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To say or do in return; make a reply; answer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To return for an answer. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. To say in answer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To make a return in words or writing; to respond; to answer. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To answer a defendant's plea. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Figuratively, to do something in return for something done; as, to reply to a signal; to reply to the fire of a battery. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. That which is said, written, or done in answer to what is said, written, or done by another; an answer; a response. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To say or write something in answer; rejoin; to do something in return for something; respond. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To answer; respond. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. To make a return in words or in writing to something which has been said or written by another; to answer; to respond. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. Replying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; "he growled his reply" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. Something spoken, written, or done in return for something that calls for it; an answer; a response. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. To answer:- pa.t. and pa.p. replied. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. An answer. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Replier. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. That which is said, written, or done, in answer; a book or pamphlet written in reply to another. See Replica. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. An answer; that which is said or written in answer to another. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. Replied. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for reply

  1. And Kurt's my first name," was the reply – The Desert of Wheat by Zane Grey
  2. Her son did not reply – Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2 by Martin Anderson Nexo
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