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. An answer or reply.
  9. Reply to an objection in formal disputation.
  10. The answer of the people or congregation to the priest or clergyman, in the litany and other parts of divine service.
  11. A kind of anthem sung after the lessons of matins and some other parts of the office.
  12. A repetition of the given subject in a fugue by another part on the fifth above or fourth below.
  13. See answer.
  14. The act of answering; reply; an act or feeling called forth by something; as, a response to an appeal for the Red Cross.
  15. The reaction of a muscle or other part to any stimulus.
  16. 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.
  17. Answer; reply.
  18. An answer; reply.
  19. 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. In response I handed him the beginning of an official report. – Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. I will write you again in response to the other questions when the Guardian has given his advice.... – The Light of Divine Guidance (Volume 1) by Shoghi Effendi
  3. Sir Thomas made no response. – The Gem Collector by P. G. Wodehouse
  4. " Why, this," was the response. – A Boy's Ride by Gulielma Zollinger
  5. 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
  6. " As you wish," was the response. – A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties by Charles Major
  7. The maid was about to answer when a response came from above. – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  8. No response being made, I asked, " Why do you not speak?" – The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries by W. Y. Evans Wentz
  9. He turned at once in response to her quick whisper and offered her his arm. – The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories by Ethel M. Dell
  10. Once more there was no response. – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  11. " But even so, I can't have the use of it myself," was Anne's response. – Grace Harlowe's Senior Year at High School or The Parting of the Ways by Jessie Graham Flower
  12. " Not to be thought of with our pay," was the laughing response. – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  13. " Amarilly," was the earnest response, " will you come to St. Mark's next Sunday to the morning service? – Amarilly of Clothes-line Alley by Belle K. Maniates
  14. She did not wait for Miss Tredgold's response, but continued her slow walk. – Girls of the Forest by L. T. Meade
  15. Mr Armstrong made no response. – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  16. " 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. The response she must have known also, but she had not the power to move then. – The World Decision by Robert Herrick
  20. 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