noun, plural que·ries.
verb (used with object), que·ried, que·ry·ing.
Origin of query
Related Words for queryingobjection, question, questioning, inquiry, reservation, skepticism, inquire, interrogate, quiz, uncertainty, mistrust, interrogation, doubt, suspicion, interrogatory, dubiety, problem, concern, knock, impugn
Examples from the Web for querying
Historical Examples of querying
What else could be shown, I rebuked my nerves by querying of them; and turned the key.The Thing from the Lake
Eleanor M. Ingram
Jack was querying, as he and old Fairfax sipped their five-o'clock "Manhattan."The Golden House
Charles Dudley Warner
Clara, too; she was querying how much she should tell Thurstane; all of a sudden she was dreaming.Overland
John William De Forest
He looked at her on a level, spiritually, querying as to who she might be.The Precipice
Elia Wilkinson Peattie
Miss Munch was querying as Claire stepped into the dressing-room.The Blood Red Dawn
Charles Caldwell Dobie
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.