Definition of Question

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

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

2. Verb. Challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of. "We must question your judgment in this matter"
Exact synonyms: Call Into Question, Oppugn
Generic synonyms: Challenge

3. Noun. The subject matter at issue. "Under the head of minor Roman poets"
Exact synonyms: Head
Generic synonyms: Subject, Theme, Topic
Specialized synonyms: Problem, Matter Of Fact, Question Of Fact, Matter Of Law, Question Of Law

4. Verb. Pose a series of questions to. "We questioned the survivor about the details of the explosion"

5. Noun. A sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply. "He had trouble phrasing his interrogations"
Exact synonyms: Interrogation, Interrogative, Interrogative Sentence
Generic synonyms: Sentence
Specialized synonyms: Cross-question, Leading Question, Yes-no Question
Derivative terms: Interrogate

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

7. Noun. Uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something. "There is no question about the validity of the enterprise"
Exact synonyms: Doubt, Doubtfulness, Dubiousness
Generic synonyms: Precariousness, Uncertainness, Uncertainty
Derivative terms: Doubt, Doubtful, Dubious

8. Verb. Conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting. "Sam cannot question Sue "
Exact synonyms: Interview
Generic synonyms: Converse, Discourse
Derivative terms: Interview, Interviewee, Interviewer

9. Noun. A formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote. ; "She called for the question"
Exact synonyms: Motion
Generic synonyms: Proposal

10. Verb. Place in doubt or express doubtful speculation. "They question whether there was a traffic accident"; "She wondered whether it would snow tonight"
Exact synonyms: Wonder
Generic synonyms: Chew Over, Contemplate, Excogitate, Meditate, Mull, Mull Over, Muse, Ponder, Reflect, Ruminate, Speculate, Think Over
Specialized synonyms: Scruple

11. Noun. An informal reference to a marriage proposal. "He was ready to pop the question"

Definition of Question

1. n. The act of asking; interrogation; inquiry; as, to examine by question and answer.

2. v. i. To ask questions; to inquire.

3. v. t. To inquire of by asking questions; to examine by interrogatories; as, to question a witness.

Definition of Question

1. Noun. A sentence, phrase or word which asks for information, reply or response; an interrogative. ¹

2. Noun. A subject or topic for consideration or investigation. ¹

3. Noun. An unknown. ¹

4. Noun. A doubt or challenge about the truth or accuracy of a matter. ¹

5. Noun. A proposal to a meeting as a topic for deliberation. ¹

6. Verb. To ask questions of; interrogate; enquire; ask for information. ¹

7. Verb. To raise doubts about; have doubts about. ¹

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Definition of Question

1. to put a question (an inquiry) to [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Question

quest after
quest for
questin oxygenase
question (current term)
question mark
question marks
question master
question of fact
question of law
question sheet
question the question
question time

Literary usage of Question

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

1. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1846)
"And now to the second part of the question, which concerns the tradesman you mentioned : suppose such a one to have but a poor employ in the world, but, ..."

2. The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come by John Bunyan (1879)
"... but they concluded, as they went, that not Mr By-ends, but old Mr Hold- the-world, should propound the question to them, because, as they supposed, ..."

3. Factors in Modern History by Albert Frederick Pollard (1907)
"The question where ? is really more important than the question when ?; and it ... Yet I am afraid that for every ten, who could answer the second question, ..."

4. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"He is not satisfied with the indirect manner in which, at the end of the last book, Socrates had contrived to dispose of the question ' Whether the just or ..."

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