question

[ kwes-chuhn ]
/ ˈkwɛs tʃən /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to ask a question or questions.

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Idioms for question

Origin of question

First recorded in 1250–1300; (noun) Middle English questio(u)n, questiun, from Anglo-French questiun, Middle French question, from Latin quaestiōn- (stem of quaestiō ), equivalent to quaes-, stem of quaerere “to ask” + -tiōn- -tion; (verb) late Middle English, from Middle French questioner, derivative of the noun

ANTONYMS FOR question

1, 11 answer, reply.

synonym study for question

12. See inquire.

OTHER WORDS FROM question

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British Dictionary definitions for question

question
/ (ˈkwɛstʃən) /

noun

verb (mainly tr)

Derived forms of question

questioner, noun

Word Origin for question

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

usage for question

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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