What does Question mean?

Definitions for Question
ˈkwɛs tʃənQues·tion

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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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. questionner. See Question, n.]

  2. Question(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. questionner. See Question, n.]

  3. Question(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. questionner. See Question, n.]

  4. Question(noun)

    that which is asked; inquiry; interrogatory; query

    Etymology: [Cf. F. questionner. See Question, n.]

  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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. questionner. See Question, n.]

  6. Question(noun)

    talk; conversation; speech; speech

    Etymology: [Cf. F. questionner. See Question, n.]

  7. Question(noun)

    to ask questions; to inquire

    Etymology: [Cf. F. questionner. See Question, n.]

  8. Question(noun)

    to argue; to converse; to dispute

    Etymology: [Cf. F. questionner. See Question, n.]

  9. Question(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. questionner. See Question, n.]

  10. Question(verb)

    to doubt of; to be uncertain of; to query

    Etymology: [Cf. F. questionner. See Question, n.]

  11. Question(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. questionner. See Question, n.]

  12. Question(verb)

    to talk to; to converse with

    Etymology: [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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Question

    kwest′yun, n. a seeking: an inquiry: an examination, esp. by torture: an investigation: dispute: doubt: a subject of discussion, esp. the particular point actually before the house, the measure to be voted upon: (Shak.) conversation.—v.t. to ask questions of: to examine by questions: to inquire of: to regard as doubtful: to challenge, take exception to: to have no confidence in.—v.i. to ask questions: to inquire: to debate, consider, to converse.—adj. Quest′ionable, that may be questioned: doubtful: uncertain: suspicious.—n. Quest′ionableness.—adv. Quest′ionably.—adj. Quest′ionary, asking questions.—n. one who hawks about for sale indulgences or relics.—ns. Quest′ioner; Quest′ioning, a query, doubt, suspicion.—adv. Quest′ioningly.—n. Quest′ionist, a questioner, a doubter: at Cambridge, a student qualified to be a candidate for a degree.—adj. Quest′ionless, unquestioning: beyond question or doubt: certainly.—n. Quest′rist (Shak.), a seeker, a pursuer.—adj. Quest′uary (obs.), greedy of gain, yielding gain.—Question of fact, consideration as to the actual occurrence of an event.—Beg the question (see Beg); Call in question, to challenge, to subject to judicial inquiry; In question, under consideration, referring to a thing just mentioned; Leading-question (see Lead); Out of question, doubtless; Out of the question, not to be thought of; Pop the question (see Pop); Previous question (see Previous). [Fr.,—L. quæstion-emquærĕre, quæsitum, to seek.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. QUESTION

    Is marriage a failure?

Editors Contribution

  1. question

    To inquire to learn.

    She explained to her manager that she only did ask a question to learn.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 20, 2020  

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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

How to pronounce Question?

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How to say Question in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Question in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Question in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Question in a Sentence

  1. Susana Banerjee:

    We know now we can use PARP inhibitors in the first-line setting beyond women with BRCA mutations, i think the key question really is, what about patients that don't have HR deficiency?

  2. Michael Fuchs:

    What United States needs to be looking for right now are genuine steps from North Korea that indicate a willingness to move the process forward. If North Korea is genuinely willing to close down Yongbyon and to allow in inspectors... those are just partial steps, but those are genuine steps forward, the biggest outstanding question still remains -- what price North Korea want to extract from the United States.

  3. Ernst Fehr:

    Many scandals..have plagued the financial industry in the last decade, These scandals raise the question whether the business culture in the banking industry is favouring, or at least tolerating, fraudulent or unethical behaviours.

  4. James Budge:

    There is no question it is more difficult to raise funds.

  5. Greg Foran:

    The real question is have you got the right labor in the right area at the right time doing the right jobs.

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