- The definition of a question is the asking of something.
An example of question is, "What are we having for dinner tonight?"
- Question is defined as to ask something or to doubt something.
- An example of question is for a parent to ask his child when he plans to be home.
- An example of question is for a child to express concern about whether Santa Claus is real.
Children raise their hands to ask a question.
question definition by Webster's New World
- an asking; inquiry
- something that is asked; interrogative sentence, as in seeking to learn or in testing another's knowledge; query
- doubt; uncertainty: no question of his veracity
- something in controversy before a court
- a problem; matter open to discussion or inquiry
- a matter or case of difficulty: not a question of money
- a point being debated or a resolution brought up for approval or rejection before an assembly
- the procedure of putting such a matter to a vote
Origin: Middle English ; from Anglo-French questiun ; from Old French question ; from Classical Latin quaestio ; from past participle of quaerere, to ask, inquire
- to ask a question or questions of; interrogate; put queries to
- to express uncertainty about; doubt
- to dispute; challenge
Origin: LME questyonen < MFr questionner < the n.
- questioner noun
question definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. An expression of inquiry that invites or calls for a reply.b. An interrogative sentence, phrase, or gesture.
- A subject or point open to controversy; an issue.
- A difficult matter; a problem: a question of ethics.
- A point or subject under discussion or consideration.
- a. A proposition brought up for consideration by an assembly.b. The act of bringing a proposal to vote.
- Uncertainty; doubt: There is no question about the validity of the enterprise.
- To put a question to. See Synonyms at ask.
- To examine (a witness, for example) by questioning; interrogate.
- To express doubt about; dispute.
- To analyze; examine.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, legal inquiry, from Latin quaestiō, quaestiōn-, from *quaestus, obsolete past participle of quaerere, to ask, seek.
- quesˈtion·er noun
- quesˈtion·ing·ly adverb
question - Phrases/Idioms
beside the question
beyond (all) question
out of the question
out of the question