question

[ kwes-chuhn ]
/ ˈkwɛs tʃən /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to ask a question or questions.

Idioms

Origin of question

1250–1300; (noun) Middle English questio(u)n, questiun < Anglo-French questiun, Middle French question < Latin quaestiōn- (stem of quaestiō), equivalent to quaes-, stem of quaerere to ask + -tiōn- -tion; (v.) late Middle English < Middle French questioner, derivative of the noun

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British Dictionary definitions for beyond question

question

/ (ˈkwɛstʃən) /

noun


verb (mainly tr)

Derived Forms

questioner, noun

Word Origin for question

C13: via Old French from Latin quaestiō, from quaerere to seek

usage

The question whether should be used rather than the question of whether or the question as to whether: this leaves open the question whether he acted correctly
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Idioms and Phrases with beyond question (1 of 2)

beyond question

Also, beyond all or without question. Definitely, certainly, as in Beyond question he is the best man for the job. This idiom indicates that something is so sure it cannot be questioned. So used since the late 1500s, it was also put as past question, by Shakespeare and others. Also see beyond a doubt.


Idioms and Phrases with beyond question (2 of 2)

question

see ask a stupid question; beg the question; beside the point (question); beyond question; burning question; call in question; in question; leading question; loaded question; open question; out of the question; pop the question; rhetorical question; without question.


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