- a question; an inquiry.
- mental reservation; doubt.
- Printing. a question mark (?), especially as added on a manuscript, proof sheet, or the like, indicating doubt as to some point in the text.
- an inquiry from a writer to an editor of a magazine, newspaper, etc., regarding the acceptability of or interest in an idea for an article, news story, or the like: usually presented in the form of a letter that outlines or describes the projected piece.
- to ask or inquire about: No one queried his presence.
- to question as doubtful or obscure: to query a statement.
- Printing. to mark (a manuscript, proof sheet, etc.) with a query.
- to ask questions of.
Origin of query
Related Words for queriedinquire, interrogate, quiz, knock, impugn, challenge, disbelieve, impeach, mistrust, examine, doubt, enquire, distrust, catechize, suspect, dispute
Examples from the Web for queried
Contemporary Examples of 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
January 7, 2015
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
March 25, 2014
The Sofitel executives I queried declined to comment on any calls made.DSK Affair's Missing 62 Minutes
Edward Jay Epstein
July 9, 2011
Two days after the devastating temblor, I queried Duvalier about his reaction to such images.Baby Doc's Shocking Homecoming
January 17, 2011
Swanson is a bit less defensive and perhaps slightly more honest when queried.Reality TV Invades Campus
August 17, 2010
Historical Examples of queried
That,” he queried, “is your reason for wishing to get rid of me?The Greater Power
"I wonder if they have had any dinner," he queried, with sudden solicitude.Peak and Prairie
"But I don't just see what we can do in that boat," queried Helen, after a moment's thought.Ruth Fielding and the Gypsies
Alice B. Emerson
"You only wanted my hands," queried the boy, trying to catch a glimpse of her face.Tess of the Storm Country
Grace Miller White
She waited a moment and then queried with exaggerated impudence: "Well?"Riders of the Silences
- a question, esp one expressing doubt, uncertainty, or an objection
- a less common name for question mark
- to express uncertainty, doubt, or an objection concerning (something)
- to express as a query"What's up now?" she queried
- US to put a question to (a person); ask
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.