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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reply  \Re*ply"\  (r?-pl?"),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Replied} 
  (-pl?d");  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Replying}.]  [OE.  replien,  OF 
  replier,  F.  r['e]pliquer,  fr  L.  replicare  to  fold  back  make 
  a  reply;  pref.  re-  re-  +  plicare  to  fold.  See  {Ply},  and  cf 
  1.  To  make  a  return  in  words  or  writing;  to  respond;  to 
  O  man,  who  art  thou  that  repliest  against  God? 
  --Rom.  ix  20. 
  2.  (Law)  To  answer  a  defendant's  plea. 
  3.  Figuratively,  to  do  something  in  return  for  something 
  done  as  to  reply  to  a  signal;  to  reply  to  the  fire  of  a 
  Syn:  To  answer;  respond;  rejoin. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reply  \Re*ply"\,  v.  t. 
  To  return  for  an  answer.  --Milton. 
  Lords,  vouchsafe  To  give  me  hearing  what  I  shall  reply. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reply  \Re*ply"\,  n.;  pl  {Replies}  (-pl?z").  [See  {Reply},  v. 
  i.,  and  cf  {Replica}.] 
  That  which  is  said  written,  or  done  in  answer  to  what  is 
  said  written,  or  done  by  another;  an  answer;  a  response. 
  Syn:  Answer;  rejoinder;  response. 
  Usage:  {Reply},  {Rejoinder},  {Answer}.  A  reply  is  a  distinct 
  response  to  a  formal  question  or  attack  in  speech  or 
  writing.  A  rejoinder  is  a  second  reply  (a  reply  to  a 
  reply)  in  a  protracted  discussion  or  controversy.  The 
  word  answer  is  used  in  two  senses  namely  (1),  in  the 
  most  general  sense  of  a  mere  response;  as  the  answer 
  to  a  question;  or  (2),  in  the  sense  of  a  decisive  and 
  satisfactory  confutation  of  an  adversary's  argument, 
  as  when  we  speak  of  a  triumphant  answer  to  the  speech 
  or  accusations  of  an  opponent.  Here  the  noun 
  corresponds  to  a  frequent  use  of  the  verb  as  when  we 
  say  ``This  will  answer  (i.e.,  fully  meet)  the  end  in 
  view;''  ``It  answers  the  purpose.'' 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  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"  [syn:  {answer},  {response}] 
  2:  the  speech  act  of  continuing  a  conversational  exchange;  "he 
  growled  his  reply"  [syn:  {response}] 
  v  :  reply  or  respond  to  "She  didn't  want  to  answer";  "answer 
  the  question";  "We  answered  that  we  would  accept  the 
  invitation"  [syn:  {answer},  {respond}] 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
  reply  n.  See  {followup}. 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  See  {followup}. 

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