Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Asking a question or being of the nature of a question: an interrogative raising of the eyebrows.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or being an element or construction used to ask a question: an interrogative adverb; an interrogative particle.
  • n. A word or form used to ask a question.
  • n. A sentence or an expression that asks a question.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Asking or denoting a question; pertaining to inquiry; questioning: as, an interrogative phrase, pronoun, or point; an interrogative look or tone of voice.
  • n. A word (pronoun, pronominal adjective, or adverb) implying interrogation, or used for asking a question: why, who, when, etc.
  • n. A question; an interrogation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Denoting a question; expressed in the form of a question
  • n. A word used in asking questions; as, who? which? why?

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Asking or denoting a question; pertaining to inquiry; questioning: as, an interrogative phrase, pronoun, or point; an interrogative look or tone of voice.
  • n. In grammar, a word (pronoun, pronominal adjective, or adverb) implying interrogation, or used for asking a question: as, who? what? which? why?
  • n. A question; an interrogation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. some linguists consider interrogative sentences to constitute a mood
  • adj. relating to the use of or having the nature of an interrogation
  • adj. relating to verbs in the so-called interrogative mood
  • n. a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply

Etymologies

From Late Latin interrogativus. (Wiktionary)

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