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Meaning of QUESTION

Pronunciation:  'kweschun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  uncertainty about the truth or factuality of existence of something; "the dubiousness of his claim"; "there is no question about the validity of the enterprise"
  2. [n]  the subject matter at issue; "the question of disease merits serious discussion"; "under the head of minor Roman poets"
  3. [n]  an informal reference to a marriage proposal; "he was ready to pop the question"
  4. [n]  a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote; "he made a motion to adjourn"; "she called for the question"
  5. [n]  an instance of questioning; "there was a question about my training"; "we made inquiries of all those who were present"
  6. [n]  a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply; "he asked a direct question"; "he had trouble phrasing his interrogations"
  7. [v]  pose a question
  8. [v]  pose a series of questions to; "The suspect was questioned by the police"; "We questioned the survivor about the details of the explosion"
  9. [v]  conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting
  10. [v]  challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of; "We must question your judgment in this matter"
  11. [v]  place in doubt or express doubtful speculation; "I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"; "she wondered whether it would snow tonight"

QUESTION is a 8 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: call into question, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiousness, enquiry, head, inquiry, interrogate, interrogation, interrogative, interrogative sentence, interview, motion, oppugn, query, query
 Antonyms: answer
 See Also: ask, challenge, check out, chew over, contemplate, converse, cross-question, debrief, discourse, enquire, examine, excogotate, feel out, inquire, inquiring, interpellate, leading question, marriage offer, marriage proposal, matter of fact, matter of law, meditate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, problem, proposal, proposal of marriage, pump, question of fact, question of law, questioning, reflect, ruminate, scruple, sentence, sound out, speculate, subject, theme, think over, topic, uncertainness, uncertainty, wonder, yes-no question



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ques"tion\, n. [F., fr. L. quaestio, fr. quaerere,
    quaesitum, to seek for, ask, inquire. See {Quest}, n.]
    1. The act of asking; interrogation; inquiry; as, to examine
       by question and answer.
    2. Discussion; debate; hence, objection; dispute; doubt; as,
       the story is true beyond question; he obeyed without
             There arose a question between some of John's
             disciples and the Jews about purifying. -- John iii.
             It is to be to question, whether it be lawful for
             Christian princes to make an invasive war simply for
             the propagation of the faith.         -- Bacon.
    3. Examination with reference to a decisive result;
       investigation; specifically, a judicial or official
       investigation; also, examination under torture.
             He that was in question for the robbery. Shak. The
             Scottish privy council had power to put state
             prisoners to the question.            --Macaulay.
    4. That which is asked; inquiry; interrogatory; query.
             But this question asked Puts me in doubt. Lives
             there who loves his pain ?            --Milton.
    5. Hence, a subject of investigation, examination, or debate;
       theme of inquiry; matter to be inquired into; as, a
       delicate or doubtful question.
    6. Talk; conversation; speech; speech. [Obs.] --Shak.
    {In question}, in debate; in the course of examination or
       discussion; as, the matter or point in question.
    {Leading question}. See under {Leading}.
    {Out of question}, unquestionably. ``Out of question, 't is
       Maria's hand.'' --Shak.
    {Out of the question}. See under {Out}.
    {Past question}, beyond question; certainly; undoubtedly;
    {Previous question}, a question put to a parliamentary
       assembly upon the motion of a member, in order to
       ascertain whether it is the will of the body to vote at
       once, without further debate, on the subject under
    Note: The form of the question is: ``Shall the main question
          be now put?'' If the vote is in the affirmative, the
          matter before the body must be voted upon as it then
          stands, without further general debate or the
          submission of new amendments. In the House of
          Representatives of the United States, and generally in
          America, a negative decision operates to keep the
          business before the body as if the motion had not been
          made; but in the English Parliament, it operates to
          postpone consideration for the day, and until the
          subject may be again introduced. In American practice,
          the object of the motion is to hasten action, and it is
          made by a friend of the measure. In English practice,
          the object is to get rid of the subject for the time
          being, and the motion is made with a purpose of voting
          against it. --Cushing.
    {To beg the question}. See under {Beg}.
    {To the question}, to the point in dispute; to the real
       matter under debate.
    Syn: Point; topic; subject.
  2. \Ques"tion\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Questioned}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Questioning}.] [Cf. F. questionner. See {Question},
    1. To ask questions; to inquire.
             He that questioneth much shall learn much. --Bacon.
    2. To argue; to converse; to dispute. [Obs.]
             I pray you, think you question with the Jew. --Shak.
  3. \Ques"tion\, v. t.
    1. To inquire of by asking questions; to examine by
       interrogatories; as, to question a witness.
    2. To doubt of; to be uncertain of; to query.
             And most we question what we most desire. --Prior.
    3. To raise a question about; to call in question; to make
       objection to. ``But have power and right to question thy
       bold entrance on this place.'' --Milton.
    4. To talk to; to converse with.
             With many holiday and lady terms he questioned me.
                                                   -- Shak.
    Syn: To ask; interrogate; catechise; doubt; controvert;
    Usage: Question, Inquire, Interrogate. To inquire is merely
           to ask for information, and implies no authority in
           the one who asks. To interrogate is to put repeated
           questions in a formal or systematic fashion to elicit
           some particular fact or facts. To question has a wider
           sense than to interrogate, and often implies an
           attitude of distrust or opposition on the part of the
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: To question something in your dream means your suspicions toward a love one. To ask a question in your dream, foretells that you will strive to attain the truth. To be questioned in a dream indicates that you will be unfairly dealt with.