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REPLY', v.i. [L. replico; re and plico, to fold, that is, to turn or send to. See apply, Employ and Ply.]

1. To answer; to make a return in words or writing to something said or written by another.

O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Rom. 9.

2. In law, to answer a defendant's plea. The defendant pleads in bar to the plaintiff's declaration; the plaintiff replies to the defendant's plea in bar.

REPLY', v.t. To return for an answer. He knows not what to reply.

REPLY', n.

1. An answer; that which is said or written in answer to what is said or written by another.

2. A book or pamphlet written in answer to another.



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REPLY', v.i. [L. replico; re and plico, to fold, that is, to turn or send to. See apply, Employ and Ply.]

1. To answer; to make a return in words or writing to something said or written by another.

O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Rom. 9.

2. In law, to answer a defendant's plea. The defendant pleads in bar to the plaintiff's declaration; the plaintiff replies to the defendant's plea in bar.

REPLY', v.t. To return for an answer. He knows not what to reply.

REPLY', n.

1. An answer; that which is said or written in answer to what is said or written by another.

2. A book or pamphlet written in answer to another.

RE-PLY', n. [Fr. replique; It. replica.]

  1. An answer; that which is said or written, in answer to what is said or written by another.
  2. A book or pamphlet written in answer to another.

RE-PLY', v.i. [Fr. repliquer; L. replico; re and plico, to fold, that is, to turn or send to; It. replicare; Sp. replicar. See Apply, Employ and Ply.]

  1. To answer; to make a return in words or writing, to something said or written by another. O man, who art thou that repliest against God. – Rom. ix.
  2. In law, to answer a defendant's plea. The defendant pleads in bar to the plaintif's declaration; the plaintif replies to the defendant's plea in bar.

RE-PLY', v.t.

To return for an answer. He knows what to reply.


Re*ply"
  1. To make a return in words or writing; to respond; to answer.

    O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Rom. ix. 20.

  2. To return for an answer.

    Milton.

    Lords, vouchsafe
    To give me hearing what I shall reply.
    Shak.

  3. 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. -- 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."

  4. To answer a defendant's plea.
  5. Figuratively, to do something in return for something done; as, to reply to a signal; to reply to the fire of a battery.

    Syn. -- To answer; respond; rejoin.

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REPLY', verb intransitive [Latin replico; re and plico, to fold, that is, to turn or send to. See apply, Employ and Ply.]

1. To answer; to make a return in words or writing to something said or written by another.

O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Romans 9:1.

2. In law, to answer a defendant's plea. The defendant pleads in bar to the plaintiff's declaration; the plaintiff replies to the defendant's plea in bar.

REPLY', verb transitive To return for an answer. He knows not what to reply

REPLY', noun

1. An answer; that which is said or written in answer to what is said or written by another.

2. A book or pamphlet written in answer to another.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

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