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query

[ kweer-ee ]
/ ˈkwɪər i /
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noun, plural que·ries.

verb (used with object), que·ried, que·ry·ing.

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Origin of query

1625–35; alteration (cf. -y3) of earlier quere<Latin quaerequaere

OTHER WORDS FROM query

que·ry·ing·ly, adverboutquery, verb (used with object), out·que·ried, out·que·ry·ing.un·que·ried, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH query

1. inquiry, query 2. quarry, query
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British Dictionary definitions for query

query
/ (ˈkwɪərɪ) /

noun plural -ries

a question, esp one expressing doubt, uncertainty, or an objection
a less common name for question mark

verb -ries, -rying or -ried (tr)

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

C17: from earlier quere, from Latin quaere ask!, from quaerere to seek, inquire
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