Definitions of response

  1. a statement ( either spoken or written) that is made in 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"
  2. a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some foregoing stimulus or agent; " a bad reaction to the medicine"; " his responses have slowed with age"
  3. the manner in which something is greeted; " she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors"
  4. the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; " he growled his reply"
  5. a result; " this situation developed in response to events in Africa"
  6. a phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister
  7. The act of responding.
  8. Reply to an objection in formal disputation.
  9. The answer of the people or congregation to the priest or clergyman, in the litany and other parts of divine service.
  10. A kind of anthem sung after the lessons of matins and some other parts of the office.
  11. A repetition of the given subject in a fugue by another part on the fifth above or fourth below.
  12. The act of answering; reply; an act or feeling called forth by something; as, a response to an appeal for the Red Cross.
  13. A reply: an oracular answer: the answer made by the congregation, the acolytes within the sanctuary, or the choir to the priest or minister during divine service: reply to an objection in a formal disputation.
  14. Answer; reply.
  15. An answer; reply.
  16. Reply; a reply; in the litany, the answer of the people or congregation to the priest; in the Rom. Cath. Church, a kind of anthem sung after the morning lesson.

Usage examples for response

  1. Once more there was no response. – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  2. Stoller seemed about to answer; he hesitated; and before he had made any response, the curtain rose. – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  3. I did not catch the name given me, and it was only when I opened the door to him in response to his ring that I recognized Mr. Cullen. – An Amiable Charlatan by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. " Fairly, thank you," was the response; " but I am thankful that the journey is not twice as far." – Will of the Mill by George Manville Fenn
  5. Sir Thomas made no response. – The Gem Collector by P. G. Wodehouse
  6. " Not to be thought of with our pay," was the laughing response. – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  7. " Why, this," was the response. – A Boy's Ride by Gulielma Zollinger
  8. Lately his cold bath had meant a half- hour's shivering for him instead of the instantaneous glow which showed perfect bodily response. – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse
  9. Mr Armstrong made no response. – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  10. " As you wish," was the response. – A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties by Charles Major
  11. The response she must have known also, but she had not the power to move then. – The World Decision by Robert Herrick
  12. In response, the man addressed simply pointed to the sky, which was of a pure blue. – In the Year 2889 by Jules Verne and Michel Verne