- 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.
- 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 of questionMiddle 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 of questionLME questyonen < MFr questionner < the n.
beside the question
beyond (all) question
out of the question
- A sentence, phrase, or gesture that seeks information through a reply.
- a. A subject or point that is under discussion or open to controversy: the question of whether a new school should be built.b. A matter of concern or difficulty; a problem: This is not a question of too little money.
- a. A proposition brought up for consideration by an assembly.b. The act of bringing a proposal to vote.
- Law An issue in dispute for the resolution of a court.
- Uncertainty; doubt: There is no question about the validity of the enterprise. Her integrity is beyond question.
verbques·tioned, ques·tion·ing, ques·tions
- a. To ask a question or questions of (someone).b. To interrogate (a suspect, for example). See Synonyms at ask.
- To pose a question or questions regarding (something); analyze or examine: researchers questioning which of the methods will work.
- To express doubt about; dispute: questioned his sincerity; questioned the expense report.
Origin of questionMiddle English, from Old French, legal inquiry, from Latin quaestiō, quaestiōn-, from *quaestus, obsolete past participle of quaerere, to ask, seek.
- A sentence, phrase or word which asks for information, reply or response; an interrogative.
- What is your question?
- A subject or topic for consideration or investigation.
- The question of seniority will be discussed at the meeting.
- There was a question of which material to use.
- A doubt or challenge about the truth or accuracy of a matter.
- His claim to the property has come under question.
- The story is true beyond question.
- He obeyed without question.
- A proposal to a meeting as a topic for deliberation.
- I move that the question be put to a vote.
- interrogation by torture
(third-person singular simple present questions, present participle questioning, simple past and past participle questioned)
From Middle English question, questioun, questiun, from Anglo-Norman questiun, from Old French question, from Latin quaestionem, accusative of quaestio (â€œa seeking, investigation, inquiry, questionâ€), from quaerere (â€œto seek, ask, inquireâ€). Displaced native Middle English frain, fraign (â€œquestionâ€) (from Old English frÃ¦Ä¡n); compare Middle English frainen, freinen (â€œto inquire, questionâ€), Middle English afrainen, affrainen (â€œto questionâ€).