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
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
This query was in response to a sharp Aie, aie, that had shot from the strangers lips.
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.