answer to a name

Definition of answer to a name

  1. :  to respond when called by a certain name This dog answers to the name (of) “Rover.” My uncle's real name is “Edwin,” but he doesn't answer to that name. He prefers to be called “Ed.”

Word by Word Definitions

answerplay
  1. :  something spoken or written in reply to a question

    :  a correct response

    :  a reply to a legal charge or suit :  plea

  1. :  to speak or write in reply

    :  to be or make oneself responsible or accountable

    :  to make amends :  atone

nameplay
  1. :  a word or phrase that constitutes the distinctive designation of a person or thing

    :  a word or symbol used in logic to designate an entity

    :  a descriptive often disparaging epithet

  1. :  to give a name to :  call

    :  to mention or identify by name

    :  to accuse by name

  1. :  of, relating to, or bearing a name

    :  appearing in the name of a literary or theatrical production

    :  having an established reputation


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up answer to a name? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

Get Word of the Day daily email!