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Usage statistics for the verb reply:

imaginative writing84.95%informational writing15.05%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun reply:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb reply:

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Definition of the noun reply

What does reply mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: replies

  1. a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of reply: answer / response
    • more generic word: statement = a message that is stated or declared
    • more specific words:
      • rescript = a reply by a Pope to an inquiry concerning a point of law or morality
      • feedback = response to an inquiry or experiment
  2. the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange

Alternative definition of the noun reply

noun

  1. A written or spoken response; part of a conversation.
  2. Something given in reply.

Definition of the verb reply

What does reply mean as a doing word?

Reply is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: replied

  1. react verbally

Alternative definition of the verb reply

verb

  1. [transitive or intransitive] To give a written or spoken response, especially to a question, request, accusation or criticism; to answer.
  2. [intransitive] To act or gesture in response.
  3. [intransitive] To repeat something back; to echo.

Business

Reply — итальянская консалтинговая компания.

  • also known as Reply SpA

Music

"Reply" is a composition.

Miscellanea

  1. reply a.k.a. Answer: Generally, an answer is a reply to a question or is a solution, a retaliation, or a response that is relevant to the said question.
  2. Reply: A reply is a statement or acknowledgment made in response to an interrogative question, request or comment. Replies are communicated in a variety of ways, the most common being spoken or written, and act as a way of conveying relevant information and continuing a conversational exchange.
  3. The reply is a response by plaintiff to defendant's answer. A reply occurs only when defendant has asserted a counterclaim or the court has ordered a reply.

Phrases with Reply

  1. reply-paid
  2. International reply coupon
  3. Auto-Reply

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Reply

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Google previewHispanicae advocationis libri dvo (1921)

by Alberico Gentili

The fourth reply is that the Englishmen were merely on the way; they had not yet completed the transaction. The fifth reply is that this act is very many steps removed from being of any direct help to the Turks, and that therefore this trade would ...

Google previewThe Classics of International Law (1921)

by James Brown Scott

The fourth reply is that the Englishmen were merely on the way; they had not yet completed the transaction. The fifth reply is that this act is very many steps removed from being of any direct help to the Turks, and that therefore this trade would ...

Google previewEnterprise Integration Patterns (2012)

Designing, Building, and Deploying Messaging Solutions by Gregor Hohpe, Bobby Woolf

The reply is a Document Message Request- Reply (147) that contains the function's return value or exception. 2.

Google previewThe Direct Legislation Record and the Proportional Representation Review (1894)

A Non-partisan Advocate of Pure Democracy

The reply is that this is not what the League proposes. It asks to have submitted at the polls only such laws passed by the legislature as five per cent of the voters shall petition to have so submitted, together with such laws as shall be introduced ...

Google previewTheory and Experiment (2012)

Recent Insights and New Perspectives on Their Relation by Diderik Batens, Jean-Paul van Bendegem

The first reply is an argument of pressing on. It tries to convince the interlocutor that the theory of natural selection has to be pursued in order to get future results and not to invalidate those already acquired. But clearly it is more an article of ...

Google previewWhy I Am Not a Christian (2016)

by Bertrand Russell

The superficial reply is that the church's conception of righteousness is not the best possible; the fundamental reply is that hatred and fear can, with our present psychological knowledge and our present industrial technique, be eliminated ...

Google previewPeter Strawson (2015)

by Clifford A. Brown

Wittgenstein's reply is that there is indeed a criterion for correctness. It is found in the fact that language is a social phenomenon; it is the product of communities of language users. Correct use means conformity with the common practice within ...

Google previewNew Outlook (1898)

by Alfred Emanuel Smith, Francis Walton

It is objected that Hawaii is too far away, and that it is against public policy to annex islands, - The reply is that the mainland of Alaska extends five hundred miles, and the Aleutian Islands one thousand miles, west of Hawaii. San Francisco is ...

Google previewThe Outlook (1898)

by Ernest Hamlin Abbott, Lyman Abbott, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Francis Rufus Bellamy

The reply is that the mainland of Alaska extends five hundred miles, and the Aleutian Islands one thousand miles, west of Hawaii. San Francisco is ...

Google previewThe Living Age ... (1922)

The cynical reply is that it has none, and that the first impulse of a mob is to destroy beauty, in which it sees nothing but a...

and community which these things imply — the communal reply is the increasing freedom of the artist from the patron.

Google previewThe Living Age (1922)

by Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell

The cynical reply is that it has none, and that the first impulse of a mob is to destroy beauty, in which it sees nothing but a...

and community which these things imply— the communal reply is the increasing freedom of the artist from the patron.

Google previewA Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from Its Discovery to the Present Time (1888)

by Joseph Sabin

Reply to an "American's Examination" of the "Right of Search" [by Lewis Cass]: With Observations on some of the Questions at issue between Great Britain and the United States, and on certain positions assumed by the North American ...

Google previewBachiesichang Dictionary of English Errors (2013)

by King Sulleyman D. Bachiesichang

reply v. answer, respond 8 The manager of the company has replied to the letter yesterday. The manager of the company replied to the letter yesterday.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties (2006)

A - F, Index

RIGHT TO REPLY AND RIGHT OF THE PRESS Although it has never been ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law (1893)

by Charles F. Williams

Iowa Code, § 2666, requiring a reply to be consistent with the petition, does not apply to an amendment to a petition, after a petition for intervention has been filed, which is in effect an answer to the latter setting out a counterclaim. Jack v.

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Quotes about Reply

To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation. (La Rochefoucauld)
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Scrabble value of R1E1P3L1Y4

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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