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Definitions of question

  1. challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of; " We must question your judgment in this matter"
  2. uncertainty about the truth or factuality of existence of something; " the dubiousness of his claim"; " there is no question about the validity of the enterprise"
  3. pose a series of questions to; " The suspect was questioned by the police"; " We questioned the survivor about the details of the explosion"
  4. a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply; " he asked a direct question"; " he had trouble phrasing his interrogations"
  5. conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting
  6. 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"
  7. pose a question
  8. place in doubt or express doubtful speculation; " I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"; " she wondered whether it would snow tonight"
  9. the subject matter at issue; " the question of disease merits serious discussion"; " under the head of minor Roman poets"
  10. an informal reference to a marriage proposal; " he was ready to pop the question"
  11. The act of asking; interrogation; inquiry; as, to examine by question and answer.
  12. Discussion; debate; hence, objection; dispute; doubt; as, the story is true beyond question; he obeyed without question.
  13. Examination with reference to a decisive result; investigation; specifically, a judicial or official investigation; also, examination under torture.
  14. That which is asked; inquiry; interrogatory; query.
  15. Hence, a subject of investigation, examination, or debate; theme of inquiry; matter to be inquired into; as, a delicate or doubtful question.
  16. Talk; conversation; speech; speech.
  17. To ask questions; to inquire.
  18. To argue; to converse; to dispute.
  19. To inquire of by asking questions; to examine by interrogatories; as, to question a witness.
  20. To doubt of; to be uncertain of; to query.
  21. To raise a question about; to call in question; to make objection to.
  22. To talk to; to converse with.
  23. An inquiry; act of asking; that which is asked; interrogation; subject of dispute; subject under discussion; as, the question before the meeting; doubt; as, these beyond question are the facts; a matter to be decided; as, that is a question for you to settle.
  24. To ask or interrogate; examine by queries; treat as doubtful.
  25. To make inquiries.
  26. Questioner.
  27. A seeking: an inquiry: an examination: an investigation: dispute: doubt: a subject of discussion.
  28. To ask questions of: to examine by questions: to inquire of: to regard as doubtful: to have no confidence in.
  29. Act of asking; inquiry; investigation; subject of inquiry or discussion.
  30. To ask questions of; regard as doubtful.
  31. To put a question to; make inquiry; doubt.
  32. A sentence calling for an answer; an inquiry.
  33. A controversy; difference; objection.
  34. The act of asking; an interrogatory; that which is asked; inquiry; dispute; doubt; examination; subject under discussion; a proposition stated by way of interrogation. Questional to the point in debate. Begging the question, assuming the point to be proved. In question, in debate. Out of the question, not to be thought of. Previous question, a motion that there be no question.
  35. To examine by interrogatories; to doubt of; to treat as doubtful.
  36. To ask a question or questions.
  37. A call to speak to the point.

Usage examples for question

  1. The question, " When do you like it?" – Entertainments for Home, Church and School by Frederica Seeger
  2. After a moment, she asked, " Should you feel quite so easy if it were a question of that, Bromfield?" – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  3. " That is no answer to my question. – Marriage by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
  4. I know there is another side to this question. – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  5. You mean there was a question-? – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  6. " I will put the question in another way, Mrs. Merrill," said she. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  7. What to do, that's the question. – Curlie Carson Listens In by Roy J. Snell
  8. It is not quite out of the question. – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  9. She shook her head when I asked her a question, and seemed as if she could not bear to talk. – The Heart of Una Sackville by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  10. " I must question the boy," thought Edward. – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  11. Why don't you answer my question, sir? – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  12. But with a lady in the question there was nothing to be done. – From Paris to New York by Land by Harry de Windt
  13. That's no fool question. – We Three by Gouverneur Morris
  14. Who shall have it, is the question. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  15. Why, what is the question then? – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  16. I want to ask a question. – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  17. I'm afraid that's out of the question. – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  18. " If it comes to that, I might ask you the same question. – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
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