Question meaning

kwĕschən
Something that is asked; interrogative sentence, as in seeking to learn or in testing another's knowledge; query.
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To ask questions.
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The definition of a question is the asking of something.

An example of question is, "What are we having for dinner tonight?"

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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.

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A problem; matter open to discussion or inquiry.
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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.

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To raise doubts about; have doubts about.
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(law) An issue in dispute for the resolution of a court.
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Uncertainty; doubt.

There is no question about the validity of the enterprise. Her integrity is beyond question.

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To pose a question or questions regarding (something); analyze or examine.

Researchers questioning which of the methods will work.

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To express doubt about; dispute.

Questioned his sincerity; questioned the expense report.

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An asking; inquiry.
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Doubt; uncertainty.

No question of his veracity.

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Something in controversy before a court.
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A matter or case of difficulty.

Not a question of money.

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To ask a question or questions of; interrogate; put queries to.
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To express uncertainty about; doubt.
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To dispute; challenge.
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To ask a question or questions.
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A sentence, phrase or word which asks for information, reply or response; an interrogative.

What is your question?

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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.

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A proposal to a meeting as a topic for deliberation.

I move that the question be put to a vote.

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To ask questions of; interrogate; enquire; ask for information.
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in question
  • Under consideration or discussion.
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out of the question
  • Not worth considering because of being too difficult or impossible:
    Starting over is out of the question.
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beside the question
  • not related to the subject under discussion
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beyond (all) question
  • beyond dispute; without any doubt; certainly
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in question
  • being considered, debated, etc.
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out of the question
  • impossible; not to be considered
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

beside the question
beyond (all) question

Origin of question

  • Middle English from Old French legal inquiry from Latin quaestiō quaestiōn- from quaestus obsolete past participle of quaerere to ask, seek

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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").

    From Wiktionary