What does query mean?

Definitions for queryˈkwɪər i, ˈkwɛr i

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word query.

Princeton's WordNet

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

    an instance of questioning

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

  2. question, query(verb)

    pose a question


  1. query(Noun)

    A question or inquiry.

    The teacher answered the student's query concerning biosynthesis.

  2. query(Noun)

    A question mark.

  3. query(Noun)

    A set of instructions passed to a database.

    The database admin switched on query logging for debugging purposes.

  4. query(Verb)

    To ask, inquire.

  5. query(Verb)

    To ask a question.

  6. query(Verb)

    To question or call into doubt.

  7. query(Verb)

    To pass a query to a database to retrieve information.

  8. Origin: An anglicisation of quere, an obsolete variant form of quaere, second-person singular present active imperative of quaero. Compare question.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Query(noun)

    a question; an inquiry to be answered or solved

  2. Query(noun)

    a question in the mind; a doubt; as, I have a query about his sincerity

  3. Query(noun)

    an interrogation point [?] as the sign of a question or a doubt

  4. Query(verb)

    to ask questions; to make inquiry

  5. Query(verb)

    to have a doubt; as, I query if he is right

  6. Query(verb)

    to put questions about; to elicit by questioning; to inquire into; as, to query the items or the amount; to query the motive or the fact

  7. Query(verb)

    to address questions to; to examine by questions

  8. Query(verb)

    to doubt of; to regard with incredulity

  9. Query(verb)

    to write " query" (qu., qy., or ?) against, as a doubtful spelling, or sense, in a proof. See Quaere

  10. Origin: [L. quaere, imperative sing. of quaerere, quaesitum to seek or search for, to ask, inquire. Cf. Acquire, Conquer, Exquisite, Quest, Require.]


  1. Query

    Quakers use the term Query to refer to a question or series of questions used for reflection and in spiritual exercises. Friends have used Queries as tools for offering spiritual challenges to the community for much of their history. Queries often take the form of a collection of themed questions that are read at the beginning of a time of worship or reflection. Many yearly meetings maintain a set of basic queries in their books of Faith and Practice to provide guidance on certain issues over time. Individuals often offer queries from time to time to provide a spiritual challenge to their local community of Friends.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Query

    kwē′ri, n. an inquiry: the mark of interrogation.—v.t. to inquire into: to question: to doubt of: to mark with a query.—v.i. to question:—pa.t. and pa.p. quē′ried.adj. Ques′itive, interrogatory. [L. quære, imper. of quærĕre, quæsitum, to inquire.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'query' in Nouns Frequency: #2838


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of query in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of query in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Francis:

    The same query, over and over.

  2. Margrethe Vestager:

    However, dominant companies have a responsibility not to abuse their market position either in the market where they are dominant or in neighboring markets, this is about consumers getting the best possible results of their query.

  3. Daniel Russel:

    Nobody in their right mind is going to try to stop the U.S. Navy from operating - that would not be a good bet, but it’s not enough that a U.S. military plane can overfly international waters, even if there is challenge or hailing query ... We believe that every country and all civilian actors should have unfettered access to international waters and international airspace.

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