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Definitions of question

  1. challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of; "We must question your judgment in this matter" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an instance of questioning; "there was a question about my training"; "we made inquiries of all those who were present" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. pose a series of questions to; "The suspect was questioned by the police"; "We questioned the survivor about the details of the explosion" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply; "he asked a direct question"; "he had trouble phrasing his interrogations" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. pose a question Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. place in doubt or express doubtful speculation; "I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"; "she wondered whether it would snow tonight" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. the subject matter at issue; "the question of disease merits serious discussion"; "under the head of minor Roman poets" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. an informal reference to a marriage proposal; "he was ready to pop the question" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. The act of asking; interrogation; inquiry; as, to examine by question and answer. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Discussion; debate; hence, objection; dispute; doubt; as, the story is true beyond question; he obeyed without question. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Examination with reference to a decisive result; investigation; specifically, a judicial or official investigation; also, examination under torture. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. That which is asked; inquiry; interrogatory; query. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Hence, a subject of investigation, examination, or debate; theme of inquiry; matter to be inquired into; as, a delicate or doubtful question. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Talk; conversation; speech; speech. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To ask questions; to inquire. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. To argue; to converse; to dispute. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To inquire of by asking questions; to examine by interrogatories; as, to question a witness. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To doubt of; to be uncertain of; to query. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To raise a question about; to call in question; to make objection to. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To talk to; to converse with. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. To ask or interrogate; examine by queries; treat as doubtful. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. To make inquiries. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. Questioner. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. A seeking: an inquiry: an examination: an investigation: dispute: doubt: a subject of discussion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. To ask questions of: to examine by questions: to inquire of: to regard as doubtful: to have no confidence in. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. Act of asking; inquiry; investigation; subject of inquiry or discussion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. To ask questions of; regard as doubtful. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. To put a question to; make inquiry; doubt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. A sentence calling for an answer; an inquiry. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. A controversy; difference; objection. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. To examine by interrogatories; to doubt of; to treat as doubtful. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. To ask a question or questions. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  38. An interrogatory; something proposed which is to be solved by answer; examination by torture; inquiry; doubt; subject of dispute or debate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  39. To examine by questions; to interrogate; to doubt; to have no confidence in; to inquire. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  40. A call to speak to the point. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  41. A method of criminal examination heretofore in use in some of the countries of coutineutal Europe, consisting of the application of torture to the supposed criminal, by means of the rack or other engines, in order to extort from him, as the condition of his release from the torture, a confession of his own guilt or the names of his accomplices. In evidence. An interrogation put to a witness, for the purpose of having him declare the truth of certain facts as far as he inows them. In practice. A point on which the parties are not agreed, and which is submitted to the decision of a judge and jury. thelawdictionary.org
  42. 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-em--quær[)e]re, quæsitum, to seek.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  43. Sentence adapted by order of words, use of interrogative pronoun or stop, or other means, to elicit answer, interrogative sentence, (put a q. to one, ask him something; q. & answer, alternation of qq. & answers, catechetic procedure; LEADING, RHETORICAL, q.; indirect, oblique, q., made into dependent clause; q.-mark or -stop, mark of interrogation); (raising of) doubt about or objection to thing\'s truth, credibility, advisability, &c. (allowed it without q.; beyond all or beyond, out of, past, without, q., certainly, undoubtedly; call in q., raise objections to; make no q. of fact &c., but that it is so &c., admit it; there is no q. but that.), whence questionless adv. & a.; problem requiring solution, matter or concern depending on conditions of, (EASTERN q.; a difficult q.; BEG the q.; success is merely a q. of time, will certainly come, but may come sooner or later; it is only a question of putting enough coffee in); subject being discussed or for discussion, thing to be voted on, (the person in q., that we are referring to; come into q., be discussed, become of practical importance; that is not the q., is irrelevant; the q. is, introducing or recalling exact matter of debate; Q.! in public assemblies, used to recall speaker from digression; the PREVIOUS q.; out of the q., too impracticable to be worth discussing; put the q., require supporters& opponents of proposal to record their votes, divide meeting &c.; OPEN q.); (archaic) torture to elicit confession (was put to the q.). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  44. Ask qq. of, interrogate, subject to examination, (person); seek information from study of (phenomena, facts); call in q., throw doubt upon, raise objections to, (q. the honesty, accuracy, fitness, &c., of; it cannot be questioned but that or but, it is certain that), whence questionable a., questionably adv. Hence questioningly adv. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  45. [L.] The judicial term for the application of torture to prisoners. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  46. n. [Latin] Act of asking; interrogation ; - inquiry examination ; -judicial investigation or trial ; especially, examination by torture ;-that which is asked a query ; subject propounded for inquiry ;-disquisition ; discussion ;-dispute or subject of dispute; - a matter of doubt or difficulty ; a problem. Cabinet Dictionary

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