response etymology

English word response comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) responce

Detailed word origin of response

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
responce Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
respons Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
response English (eng) (liturgics) A verse, sentence, phrase, or word said or sung by the choir or congregation in sequence or reply to the priest or officiant.. (liturgics) A versicle or anthem said or sung during or after a lection; a respond or responsory.. An answer or reply, or something in the nature of an answer or reply.. The act of responding or replying; reply: as, to speak in response to a question.. A [...]