• WordNet 3.6
    • n answerer someone who responds
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: About 30% of American admit to talking to their dogs or leaving messages on their answering machines for their dogs while they are away
    • n Answerer One who answers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If you take any number, double it, add 10, divide by 2, and subtract your original number, the answer will always be 5.
    • n answerer One who answers; in school disputations, the respondent, that is, one who takes the initiative by propounding a thesis which he undertakes to maintain and defend against the objections of the opponents. See respondent.
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  • Denis Waitley
    “Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.”
  • Ivan Turgenev
    Ivan Turgenev
    “However much you knock at nature's door, she will never answer you in comprehensible words.”
  • Henry Brooks Adams
    “Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.”
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    “Never answer a question from a farmer.”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    “When they call the roll in the Senate, the senators do not know whether to answer present or not guilty.”
  • St. Teresa of Avila
    “Answered prayers cause more tears than those that remain unanswered.”


Answers on a postcard - This idiom can be used to suggest that the answer to something is very obvious or that the person would really like to hear what people think.


In literature:

How shall I answer this question?
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
The answer to this remark is exceedingly simple.
"Caleb Williams" by William Godwin
Don't you, Sir, put questions to me that you know I will answer truly, though my answer were ever so much to enrage you.
"Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
In the one envelope was the prayer; in the other the answer.
"The Wonders of Prayer" by Various
Her uncle Harlowe's cruel answer, in answer to her's to her mother, No.
"Clarissa, Volume 7" by Samuel Richardson
But we will put something down, by your leave,' they answered.
"The Castle Inn" by Stanley John Weyman
A plain Answer, with a Denial in it, is looked upon as Pride, and a civil Answer as a Promise.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
Her pathetic and noble answer.
"Clarissa, Or The History Of A Young Lady, Volume 8" by Samuel Richardson
Joseph felt the reproof bitterly, but he did not know how to answer his father and he was grateful to his grandmother for her answer.
"The Brook Kerith" by George Moore
Do not speak harshly to anyone; those who are spoken to will answer thee in the same way.
"Sacred Books of the East" by Various

In poetry:

From the cliff each lively note
Echoing resounded,
As it were the dead man's throat
Answering strains had sounded.
"The Postilion" by Nikolaus Lenau
The Angel answered gently:
“O Soul most pure and dear,
O Soul most tried and truest,
They dwelling is not here!
"The Martyr" by Victor James Daley
By this Name do I answer yes --
Word beautiful and true.
By this I'll sew the bridal dress
I shall put on for you.
"The Name" by Anna Hempstead Branch
"Consider, ere you answer me,
How many blessings are procured
By riches, and how much endured
By chilling poverty."
"The Offer" by Charles Lamb
To every doubt, in thee my heart
An answer hopes to find;
In every gladness, Lord, thou art,
The deeper joy behind.
"A Book of Dreams: Part I" by George MacDonald
It died upon the eye and ear,
No inward answer gaining;
No heart had I to see or hear
The discord and the staining.
"Burns" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

And my question was answered.
Emilio Santiago might be described as a Brazilian answer to Johnny Mathis.
In my family, that's the correct answer when offered a choice of things to eat.
A two-year bill isn't the answer to the need for a long-term transportation bill, but it's better than short-term extension after short-term extension.
During our online chat (most Mondays at 2 p.m.), you ask and we answer your travel questions -- mostly.
"I'm running on my daddy's name," he answered instantly.
A shooting early this morning at JJ's Cocktail Lounge on Muldoon has left two people wounded and two people dead, the Anchorage Police are looking for suspects and answers.
A culture of corruption at Baruch business school was so pervasive that grad students openly cheated and a professor gave out answers during an exam, claim four ex-students who intend to sue the city.
The cell phone in John Calipari's bag makes a noise and he says with a sly grin that it's his Twitter account going off and he needs to answer it.
Camp Bastion families want answers about Afghanistan.
Camp Bastion families want answers.
While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton boozes it up in Australia and the Pentagon grapples with more floozy eruptions, outraged military families are still waiting for answers about the forgotten 9/14 attack on Camp Bastion .
Lightheartedly I've asked them, before the Mayan apocalypse, for the one burning question that they'd like to see answered before the cataclysm.
That question has had as many answers as the numbers of people who have responded.
When I find a student who has a correct answer, I have them say it aloud, and then I have a student sitting close repeat the answer.

In science:

Hence, we below encode potential counterexamples, i.e., answer sets of extended programs, and (non-)dominance of a candidate answer set in disjunctive ASP without taking advantage of default negation (used in meta.lp).
Complex Optimization in Answer Set Programming
When considering the encoding part in Listing 3 in isolation, it like meta.lp describes answer sets of a reified program, and bot is derived only if there is no such answer set.
Complex Optimization in Answer Set Programming
Along with saturation (in metaD.lp), this implies that a candidate answer set (constructed via the rules in meta.lp) is accepted only if there is no dominating counterexample, thus selecting exactly the optimal answer sets of an input program.
Complex Optimization in Answer Set Programming
Computing preferred answer sets by meta-interpretation in answer set programming.
Complex Optimization in Answer Set Programming
An affirmative answer to Problem 1 yields an affirmative answer to the following problem.
The Correlation Numerical Range of a Matrix and Connes' Embedding Problem