Definition of "reply" []

  • To give an answer in speech or writing. (verb-intransitive)
  • To respond by an action or gesture. (verb-intransitive)
  • To echo. (verb-intransitive)
  • To return gunfire or an attack: The big guns replied. (verb-intransitive)
  • Law To respond to a defendant's plea. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make answer (to) in words or writing or by an action; respond (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To say (something) in answer (verb)
  • To answer a defendant's plea (verb)
  • To return (a sound); echo (verb)
  • An answer made in words or writing or through an action; response (noun)
  • The answer made by a plaintiff or petitioner to a defendant's case (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "reply" in a sentence
  • "The easiest way to reply to a tweet is to hit the @reply icon which broadcasts your answer to all your followers, essentially Twitter's equivalent of the "reply all" email function."
  • "An @reply for facebook is rendered useless by the fact that you can already comment on status updates. reply"
  • "This will automatically fill in the @reply, which you can then follow with your reply message, and then hit the "tweet" button."