noun, plural que·ries.
verb (used with object), que·ried, que·ry·ing.
- query language,
- quesada, gonzalo jiménez de,
Origin of query
Examples from the Web for queried
The scheme has been condemned by civil liberties groups and queried by the National Association of Head Teachers.Britain May Spy on Preschoolers Searching for Potential Jihadis|Nico Hines|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In conversation with the novelist William Boyd some years ago, I queried him on the names of unheralded authors.Justin Cartwright’s Novel ‘Lion Heart’ May Win Him the Audience He Deserves|Robert Birnbaum|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Sofitel executives I queried declined to comment on any calls made.
Two days after the devastating temblor, I queried Duvalier about his reaction to such images.
Swanson is a bit less defensive and perhaps slightly more honest when queried.
His stubbled red face, dust-smeared, queried us keenly; so did his curt voice.Desert Dust|Edwin L. Sabin
This seemed such a doubtful move that with my eyes I queried it.The Mystery of the Sea|Bram Stoker
Indeed, as I queried on a former occasion, what other source of explanation was open to him?Bygone Beliefs|H. Stanley Redgrove
I queried in the most free-and-easy manner, without taking off my cap.A Desperate Character and Other Stories|Ivan Turgenev
"But what have you in those sacks," queried the lawyer in a kindly tone.The Adventures of Two Alabama Boys|H. J. Crumpton and Washington Bryan Crumpton
noun plural -ries
verb -ries, -rying or -ried (tr)
Word Origin for query
1530s, quaere "a question," from Latin quaere "ask," imperative of quaerere "to seek, look for; strive, endeavor, strive to gain; ask, require, demand;" figuratively "seek mentally, seek to learn, make inquiry," probably ultimately from PIE *kwo-, root forming the stem of relative and interrogative pronouns (see who). Spelling Englished or altered c.1600 by influence of inquiry.
"to question," 1650s, from query (n.). Related: Queried; querying.