Definition of Query

1. Noun. An instance of questioning. "We made inquiries of all those who were present"

Exact synonyms: Enquiry, Inquiry, Interrogation, Question
Generic synonyms: Inquiring, Questioning
Derivative terms: Enquire, Inquire, Interrogate, Question, Question, Question
Antonyms: Answer



2. Verb. Pose a question.
Exact synonyms: Question
Specialized synonyms: Enquire, Inquire, Wonder, Interpellate, Examine, Pump, Check Out, Feel Out, Sound Out, Debrief
Generic synonyms: Ask
Derivative terms: Querier, Question, Question, Questioner, Questioning

Definition of Query

1. n. A question; an inquiry to be answered or solved.

2. v. i. To ask questions; to make inquiry.

3. v. t. 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.

Definition of Query

1. Noun. A question or inquiry. ¹

2. Noun. A question mark. ¹

3. Noun. (computing databases) A set of instructions passed to a database. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To ask, inquire. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To ask a question. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To question or call into doubt. ¹

7. Verb. (computing databases) To pass a query to a database to retrieve information. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Query

1. to question [v -RIED, -RYING, -RIES] - See also: question

Query Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Query

quernstone
quernstones
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querquedule
querries
querry
querulant
querulants
querulent
querulential
querulents
querulous
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querulousness
querulousnesses
query (current term)
query language
query processing
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quesadilla
quesadillas
quesal
quesals
queso
quest
quest after
quest for

Literary usage of Query

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Overview of the Third Text Retrieval Conference (Trec-3) edited by D. K. Harmon (1996)
"query Expansion/Reduction and its Impact on Retrieval Effectiveness X. Allan Lu and Robert B. Reefer Mead Data Central, Inc. PO Box 933 Dayton, ..."

2. The Volta Review by Volta Bureau (U.S.), Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf (1913)
"We have tabulated these returns, to the best of our ability, as follows : query 6, 20; query 8, 5; total, 25. Mr. White further remarks: "Your language is ..."

3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1862)
"—I am interested in ascertaining whether DACTYL, who sent a query ... I may mention, as that part of the query does not seem to have been answered, ..."

4. The Association Review (1908)
"query 2. SPEECH (without spelling or sign-language) used in the school-room; ... query 8. Number taught by silent methods alone, without being taught ..."

5. The Gentleman's Magazine (1808)
"query, Is there no remedy to compel the Master to re-sign his situation, or perform the ... query, May not this vegetable have acquired its name from the ..."

6. American Notes and Queries (1857)
"B. query. River.—In what work may be seen the life of Lord De la Warr? ... query. Place.—A list of taxables in Philadelphia county in 1741 is published in ..."

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