What does the word response mean?

Usage examples for response

  1. Could I look for a line,- just a word,- in response to this, saying that you are glad of my appreciation? – Patty's Suitors by Carolyn Wells
  2. " It is an early hour to be astir," he says, awkwardly; then, finding she makes no response, he goes on, still more awkwardly. – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess
  3. Before he found a response to the appeal addressed to him Fleda turned again to her other visitor. – The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James