American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An expression of inquiry that invites or calls for a reply.
- n. An interrogative sentence, phrase, or gesture.
- n. A subject or point open to controversy; an issue.
- n. A difficult matter; a problem: a question of ethics.
- n. A point or subject under discussion or consideration.
- n. A proposition brought up for consideration by an assembly.
- n. The act of bringing a proposal to vote.
- n. Uncertainty; doubt: There is no question about the validity of the enterprise.
- v. To put a question to. See Synonyms at ask.
- v. To examine (a witness, for example) by questioning; interrogate.
- v. To express doubt about; dispute.
- v. To analyze; examine.
- v. To ask questions.
- idiom. in question Under consideration or discussion.
- idiom. out of the question Not worth considering; impossible: Starting over is out of the question.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of interrogation; the putting of inquiries: as, to examine by question and answer.
- n. That which is asked; an inquiry; a query; the expression of a desire to know something indicated more or less definitely. ; In grammar, questions are classed as direct (independent): as, John is here? is John here? who is that?
- n. Inquiry; disquisition; discussion.
- n. The subject or matter of examination or investigation; the theme of inquiry; a matter discussed or made the subject of disquisition.
- n. Dispute or subject of debate; a point of doubt or difficulty.
- n. Doubt; controversy; dispute: as, the story is true beyond all question.
- n. Judicial trial or inquiry; trial; examination.
- n. Examination by torture, or the application of torture to prisoners under criminal accusation in order to extort confession.
- n. Conversation; speech; talk.
- n. In logic, a proposition, or that which is to be established as a conclusion, stated by way of interrogation.
- n. In parliamentary usage: The point under discussion by the house; the measure to be voted on: as, to speak to the question.
- n. The putting of the matter discussed to a vote: as, are you ready for the question?
- n. To subject to judicial interrogation.
- n. 4 and Proposition, motion, topic, point.
- To ask a question or questions; inquire or seek to know; examine.
- To debate; reason; consider.
- To dispute; doubt.
- To talk; converse.
- To inquire of by asking questions; examine by interrogatories: as, to question a witness.
- To doubt of; be uncertain of; mention or treat as doubtful or not to be trusted.
- To call in question; challenge; take exception to: as, to question an exercise of prerogative.
- Synonyms Ask, Inquire of, Interrogate, etc. (see ask), catechize.
- To controvert, dispute.
- n. plural The smaller catechism. Also called question-book.
- n. A sentence, phrase or word which asks for information, reply or response; an interrogative.
- n. A subject or topic for consideration or investigation.
- n. An unknown.
- n. A doubt or challenge about the truth or accuracy of a matter.
- n. A proposal to a meeting as a topic for deliberation.
- v. To ask questions of; interrogate; enquire; ask for information.
- v. To raise doubts about; have doubts about.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of asking; interrogation; inquiry.
- n. Discussion; debate; hence, objection; dispute; doubt.
- n. Examination with reference to a decisive result; investigation; specifically, a judicial or official investigation; also, examination under torture.
- n. That which is asked; inquiry; interrogatory; query.
- n. Hence, a subject of investigation, examination, or debate; theme of inquiry; matter to be inquired into.
- n. obsolete Talk; conversation; speech; speech.
- v. To ask questions; to inquire.
- v. obsolete To argue; to converse; to dispute.
- v. To inquire of by asking questions; to examine by interrogatories.
- v. To doubt of; to be uncertain of; to query.
- v. To raise a question about; to call in question; to make objection to.
- v. To talk to; to converse with.
- v. challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of
- n. uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something
- n. a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote
- v. pose a series of questions to
- v. place in doubt or express doubtful speculation
- n. the subject matter at issue
- v. conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting
- v. pose a question
- n. an instance of questioning
- n. a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply
- n. an informal reference to a marriage proposal
- From Middle English question, questioun, questiun, from Anglo-Norman questiun, from Old French question, from Latin quaestionem, accusative of quaestio ("a seeking, investigation, inquiry, question"), from quaerere ("to seek, ask, inquire"). Displaced native Middle English frain, fraign ("question") (from Old English fræġn); compare Middle English frainen, freinen ("to inquire, question"), Middle English afrainen, affrainen ("to question"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, legal inquiry, from Latin quaestiō, quaestiōn-, from *quaestus, obsolete past participle of quaerere, to ask, seek. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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