question

[ kwes-chuhn ]
/ ˈkwɛs tʃən /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to ask a question or questions.

Idioms

Origin of question

1250–1300; (noun) Middle English questio(u)n, questiun < Anglo-French questiun, Middle French question < Latin quaestiōn- (stem of quaestiō), equivalent to quaes-, stem of quaerere to ask + -tiōn- -tion; (v.) late Middle English < Middle French questioner, derivative of the noun

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British Dictionary definitions for question

question

/ (ˈkwɛstʃən) /

noun

verb (mainly tr)

Derived Forms

questioner, noun

Word Origin for question

C13: via Old French from Latin quaestiō, from quaerere to seek

usage

The question whether should be used rather than the question of whether or the question as to whether: this leaves open the question whether he acted correctly
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Idioms and Phrases with question

question


see ask a stupid question; beg the question; beside the point (question); beyond question; burning question; call in question; in question; leading question; loaded question; open question; out of the question; pop the question; rhetorical question; without question.

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