Definitions for questionˈkwɛs tʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. question, inquiry, enquiry, query, interrogation(noun)

    an instance of questioning

    "there was a question about my training"; "we made inquiries of all those who were present"

  2. question, head(noun)

    the subject matter at issue

    "the question of disease merits serious discussion"; "under the head of minor Roman poets"

  3. question, interrogation, interrogative, interrogative sentence(noun)

    a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply

    "he asked a direct question"; "he had trouble phrasing his interrogations"

  4. doubt, dubiousness, doubtfulness, question(noun)

    uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something

    "the dubiousness of his claim"; "there is no question about the validity of the enterprise"

  5. motion, question(noun)

    a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote

    "he made a motion to adjourn"; "she called for the question"

  6. question(verb)

    an informal reference to a marriage proposal

    "he was ready to pop the question"

  7. question, oppugn, call into question(verb)

    challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of

    "We must question your judgment in this matter"

  8. interrogate, question(verb)

    pose a series of questions to

    "The suspect was questioned by the police"; "We questioned the survivor about the details of the explosion"

  9. question, query(verb)

    pose a question

  10. interview, question(verb)

    conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting

  11. wonder, question(verb)

    place in doubt or express doubtful speculation

    "I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"; "she wondered whether it would snow tonight"

Wiktionary

  1. question(Noun)

    A sentence, phrase or word which asks for information, reply or response; an interrogative.

    What is your question?

  2. question(Noun)

    A subject or topic for consideration or investigation.

    The question of seniority will be discussed at the meeting.

  3. question(Noun)

    An unknown.

    There was a question of which material to use.

  4. question(Noun)

    A doubt or challenge about the truth or accuracy of a matter.

    His claim to the property has come under question.

  5. question(Noun)

    A proposal to a meeting as a topic for deliberation.

    I move that the question be put to a vote.

  6. question(Verb)

    To ask questions of; interrogate; enquire; ask for information.

  7. question(Verb)

    To raise doubts about; have doubts about.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Question(noun)

    the act of asking; interrogation; inquiry; as, to examine by question and answer

  2. Question(noun)

    discussion; debate; hence, objection; dispute; doubt; as, the story is true beyond question; he obeyed without question

  3. Question(noun)

    examination with reference to a decisive result; investigation; specifically, a judicial or official investigation; also, examination under torture

  4. Question(noun)

    that which is asked; inquiry; interrogatory; query

  5. Question(noun)

    hence, a subject of investigation, examination, or debate; theme of inquiry; matter to be inquired into; as, a delicate or doubtful question

  6. Question(noun)

    talk; conversation; speech; speech

  7. Question(noun)

    to ask questions; to inquire

  8. Question(noun)

    to argue; to converse; to dispute

  9. Question(verb)

    to inquire of by asking questions; to examine by interrogatories; as, to question a witness

  10. Question(verb)

    to doubt of; to be uncertain of; to query

  11. Question(verb)

    to raise a question about; to call in question; to make objection to

  12. Question(verb)

    to talk to; to converse with

  13. Origin: [Cf. F. questionner. See Question, n.]

Freebase

  1. Question

    A question is a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or the request made using such an expression. The information requested may be provided in the form of an answer. Questions have developed a range of uses that go beyond the simple eliciting of information from another party. Rhetorical questions, for example, are used to make a point, and are not expected to be answered. Many languages have special grammatical forms for questions. However questions can also be asked without using these interrogative grammatical structures – for example one may use an imperative, as in "Tell me your name". For detailed information about the grammar of question formation, see Interrogative, and for English specifically, English grammar: Questions.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. QUESTION

    Is marriage a failure?

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'question' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #394

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'question' in Written Corpus Frequency: #315

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'question' in Nouns Frequency: #45

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'question' in Verbs Frequency: #473


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