What does question mean?

Definitions for question
ˈkwɛs tʃənques·tion

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

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.

Wikipedia

  1. Question

    There are these four ways of answering questions. Which four? There are questions that should be answered categorically [straightforwardly yes, no, this, that]. There are questions that should be answered with an analytical (qualified) answer [defining or redefining the terms]. There are questions that should be answered with a counter-question. There are questions that should be put aside. These are the four ways of answering questions. A question is an utterance which typically functions as a request for information, which is expected to be provided in the form of an answer. Questions can thus be understood as a kind of illocutionary act in the field of pragmatics or as special kinds of propositions in frameworks of formal semantics such as alternative semantics or inquisitive semantics. Questions are often conflated with interrogatives, which are the grammatical forms typically used to achieve them. Rhetorical questions, for example, are interrogative in form but may not be considered true questions as they aren't expected to be answered. Conversely, non-interrogative grammatical structures may be considered questions as in the case of the imperative sentence "tell me your name."

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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  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. David Milliband:

    Will you block attempts to criminalize our ability to engage with armed actors in the name of counter-terror restrictions? ... Will you seek and speak the truth no matter how powerful the state, how sensitive the topic, or how uncomfortable the question?

  2. Erik Pevernagie:

    To be rich or to be poor, that is the question." Hunger or homelessness can signify poverty and so can mental or emotional deficiency. Hunger or homelessness are lethal physical hazards, if they bear the taint of starvation or hypothermia. Mental or emotional deficiencies are inexorable perils, if they are stained by the black mark of depression or hopelessness. The magic antidote in any circumstances is seeing the bright side of things, possibly "with a little help". ( "Homeless down in the corner" )

  3. New York Fed:

    To date, there is no evidence of any attempt to penetrate Federal Reserve systems in connection with the payments in question, and there is no evidence that any Fed systems were compromised.

  4. Jerry Nadler:

    The President says The President doesn't want people talking about certain things, but they have already talked about those things to Mueller and to others. So that means if there was any executive privilege it's been waived, you can not waive the privilege and then reassert it, so there is no legal excuse whatsoever... The only question is how long they will draw it out in court before the subpoena is followed, and how contemptuous of Congress this administration will be.

  5. Peter Anderson:

    I think any kind of international question about how things will fare or relationships with other countries absolutely has an impact, the non-resolution of things can really make the market edgy in terms of volatility.

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