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 queries
The U.S. Air Force would not officially comment on the matter and deferred all queries to the Office of the Secretary of Defense.Are Russian Bombers Flying Nuclear Drills Near Europe—Or Just Testing NATO’s Defenses?|Dave Majumdar|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
None of its leaders responded to queries from The Daily Beast.
A spokesman for the U.S. embassy in Tripoli did not respond to queries.Jihadists Now Control Secretive U.S. Base in Libya|Eli Lake|April 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For the past three years Blogologues has been transforming online posts, rants, and queries into a live-action variety show.
RONCO has not responded to queries for comment on the contract.
In this case a volley of queries is fired before the gentleman has time to make any suggestions not mentioned by the professor.
There is therefore no need of apology; the book is its own excuse for being, the queries of the young women demand honest answers.What a Young Woman Ought to Know|Mary Wood-Allen
Vide a paragraph in Notes and Queries, quoted by Thornton, vol.The American Language|Henry L. Mencken
Altamont made a sign in the affirmative, and Hatteras went on with his queries, now that he had found a clue.The Field of Ice|Jules Verne
A writer in a recent number of "Notes and Queries," gives the following example of an early instance of this kind in England.Fiends, Ghosts, and Sprites|John Nettin Radcliffe
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.