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 query
Your query will be answered with a blank stare, followed by a long pause and half-hearted reply: My accountant?
So Lopez also does his homework and hands out a query sheet with questions.
Then he stands by—near enough to query, not close enough to crowd.Liberate Poetry! Robert Pinsky’s Manifesto for Readers|Daniel Bosch|August 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If few or no results are found for a query, results from Bing, Microsoft's search engine, will populate the page.
That would be the end of the visit, a quick two-question survey; except Gilligan has a query of her own.In Florida, Romney Acolytes Knock on Doors, Beg for Votes|Winston Ross|November 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The "Query" written beneath the Drawing is in the autograph of the Artist.Dickens and His Illustrators|Frederic G. Kitton
Query: how many amongst my now long list of subscribers will continue the work throughout?Audubon and his Journals, Volume I (of 2)|Maria R. Audubon
Van Dyck's face was a study in moody perplexity, and he spoke slowly, almost hesitantly, when he answered my query.Pirates' Hope|Francis Lynde
This query was in response to a sharp Aie, aie, that had shot from the strangers lips.
Finally, the question of utility (the cui bono) may be considered in answer to the query, What is the use of polarized light?The Boy's Playbook of Science|John Henry Pepper
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.