interrogative

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Asking a question or being of the nature of a question.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or being an element or construction used to ask a question.
  • noun A word or form used to ask a question.
  • noun A sentence or an expression that asks a question.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Denoting a question; expressed in the form of a question
  • noun (Gram.) A word used in asking questions; as, who? which? why?

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Late Latin interrogativus.

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