Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.
A ~ to a problem or difficult situation is a way of dealing with it so that the difficulty is removed.
Although he has sought to find a peaceful ~, he is facing pressure to use greater military force.
...the ability to sort out simple, effective ~s to practical problems.
N-COUNT: oft N to n
The ~ to a puzzle is the answer to it.
...the ~ to crossword No. 19721.
A ~ is a liquid in which a solid substance has been dissolved.
...a warm ~ of liquid detergent...
N-COUNT: also in N