- 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 (“a seeking, investigation, inquiry, question"), from quaerere (“to seek, ask, inquire"). Displaced native Middle English frain, fraign (“question") (from Old English frÃ¦Ä¡n); compare Middle English frainen, freinen (“to inquire, question"), Middle English afrainen, affrainen (“to question").