Origin of response
Examples from the Web for responses
When a reporter asked him a question, it would often elicit a series of Jesuitical responses.
“I think that responses to sexual-assault cases and allegations need to be extremely direct,” he tells me.
He only cares about exploring its effect on a population and most particularly on their responses.
This, and the fact that he “has answered this question many times,” were essentially his responses to the next four questions.Watch a Republican Try to Duck the Abortion Ban He Cosponsored|Jack Holmes|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Depending on where you happen to go to school, the decision to play quidditch can lead to a variety of responses.
He repeats the responses very loudly in church, and is emphatical in praying for the king and royal family.Bracebridge Hall|Washington Irving
In fig. 20, the first part shows the responses at one minute interval, by which time the individual recovery was complete.Response in the Living and Non-Living|Jagadis Chunder Bose
Here, she quite forgot that it was Pa's turn to make the responses, and clung to his neck.Our Mutual Friend|Charles Dickens
His voice was clear and solemn; a choir chanted the responses; and trumpets and sackbuts echoed through the church.The Forest Farm|Peter Rosegger
The singing of the responses after the commandments in the Communion service.Music in the History of the Western Church|Edward Dickinson
British Dictionary definitions for responses
Word Origin for response
Word Origin and History for responses
c.1300, from Old French respons (Modern French réponse) and directly from Latin responsum "an answer," noun use of neuter past participle of respondere "to respond" (see respond).