What does interrogative mean?

Definitions for interrogative
ˌɪn təˈrɒg ə tɪvin·ter·rog·a·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. question, interrogation, interrogative, interrogative sentencenoun

    a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply

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

  2. interrogative mood, interrogativeadjective

    some linguists consider interrogative sentences to constitute a mood

  3. interrogativeadjective

    relating to verbs in the so-called interrogative mood

    "not all questions have an interrogative construction"

  4. interrogative, interrogatoryadjective

    relating to the use of or having the nature of an interrogation


  1. interrogativenoun

    A word (pronoun, pronominal adjective, or adverb) implying interrogation, or used for asking a question: why, who, when, etc.

  2. interrogativenoun

    A question; an interrogation.

  3. interrogativeadjective

    Asking or denoting a question; pertaining to inquiry; questioning: as, an interrogative phrase, pronoun, or point; an interrogative look or tone of voice.

  4. Etymology: From Late Latin interrogativus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Interrogativeadjective

    Denoting a question; expressed in a questionary form of words.

    Etymology: interrogatif, Fr. interrogativus, Lat.

  2. Interrogativenoun

    A pronoun used in asking questions: as, who? what? which? whether?


  1. Interrogative

    An interrogative clause is a clause whose form is typically associated with question-like meanings. For instance, the English sentence "Is Hannah sick?" has interrogative syntax which distinguishes it from its declarative counterpart "Hannah is sick". Also, the additional question mark closing the statement assures that the reader is informed of the interrogative mood. Interrogative clauses may sometimes be embedded within a phrase, for example: "Paul knows who is sick", where the interrogative clause "who is sick" serves as complement of the embedding verb "know". Languages vary in how they form interrogatives. When a language has a dedicated interrogative inflectional form, it is often referred to as interrogative grammatical mood. Interrogative mood or other interrogative forms may be denoted by the glossing abbreviation INT.


  1. interrogative

    Interrogative is a term used in grammar to refer to features that form questions. It can represent a category of words such as pronouns, adverbs, or sentences, which are commonly used to ask questions. These words or sentences are used to obtain information, either yes/no information or more complex data. Examples of interrogative words include "who", "where", "when", "why", "how", "what", or "which". An example of an interrogative sentence is "Do you like coffee?"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interrogativeadjective

    denoting a question; expressed in the form of a question; as, an interrogative sentence; an interrogative pronoun

  2. Interrogativenoun

    a word used in asking questions; as, who? which? why?

  3. Etymology: [L. interrogativus: cf. F. interrogatif.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of interrogative in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of interrogative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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