Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

reply

2 noun
     
reply2 S2 W3 plural replies [countable]
1 something that is said, written, or done as a way of replying [= answer]:
I tried calling, but there was no reply.
reply to
We still haven't received a reply to our letter.
2

in reply (to something)

formal as a way of replying to something:
I am writing in reply to your letter of 1st June.
3

without reply

British EnglishDS if a sports team gets a number of points or goals without reply, their opponents do not score

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary