- a controversy that is submitted to a judicial tribunal or administrative agency for decision.
- the interrogation by which information is secured.
- Obsolete. judicial examination or trial.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
SYNONYMS FOR question
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Idioms for question
- to dispute; challenge.
- to cast doubt upon; question: This report calls into question all previous research on the subject.
- under consideration.
- in dispute.
Origin of question
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Example sentences from the Web for question
After 15 seasons, the show’s attempt at a happy ending raised more questions than answers.Supernatural’s bonkers series finale marked the end of an era of fandom|Aja Romano|November 20, 2020|Vox
Both “Philoctetes” and “Women of Trachis” concern, in great measure, questions of suffering, and the infliction and mitigation of pain.During a pandemic, the medical profession turns to Greek tragedy — to heal|Peter Marks|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Sofia Miller, 15, was one of the students asked to answer the question during her first-period chemistry class Tuesday.Virginia chemistry teacher asked students to insert ‘neon . . . neck’ to describe how George Floyd died|Hannah Natanson|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
There are questions about small numbers of votes at the margins, as there always are.Just because an attempt to steal an election is ludicrous and ham-handed doesn’t mean it can’t work|Philip Bump|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
The placement also raises questions about how prominently opinion pieces should be featured.Bogus crowd photos at 'Million MAGA March’ and other news literacy lessons|Valerie Strauss|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Usually the questioner is looking for a certain and short answer to what, in their mind, ought to be a black or white issue.
First questioner stood up and said he felt cheated because he had come to hear a physicist in a wheelchair.
In the exchange, outside of the famous Stonewall Inn, the questioner asks, "Do you still believe the West Bank is not occupied?"Anthony Weiner Stands By Claim That West Bank Isn't Occupied By Israel|Ali Gharib|June 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When a town-hall questioner named Barry spoke, someone yelled “YEA BARRY!”Anxious Moments and Dry Humor for Obama Faithful Watching Debate in Park Slope|David Freedlander|October 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The last questioner asked each candidate what is the “biggest misconception that the American people have about you?”Robert Shrum: Obama Had Everything On the Line and Delivered, While Romney Sputtered|Robert Shrum|October 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He knew Mademoiselle Reisz a good deal better than he wanted to know her, he informed his questioner.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
If Elizabeth hesitated to answer the question which came next, it was not for a reason that seemed to trouble the questioner much.David Fleming's Forgiveness|Margaret Murray Robertson
The questioner, sensing this alteration in the other, made his queries all the quicker and more peremptory.The Winning Clue|James Hay, Jr.
We talk of Russia and I find no embarrassment in airing my views, but I soon find myself merely the questioner.My Wonderful Visit|Charlie Chaplin
For a moment the boy hesitated, looking straight at his questioner.Two Little Travellers|Frances Browne Arthur
British Dictionary definitions for question
- an act of asking
- an investigation into some problem or difficulty
- to avoid giving a direct answer by posing another question
- to assume the truth of that which is intended to be provedSee petitio principii
- to make (something) the subject of disagreement
- to cast doubt upon the validity, truth, etc, of (something)
verb (mainly tr)
Derived forms of questionquestioner, noun
Word Origin for question
usage for question
Idioms and Phrases with 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.