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Meaning & Definition of Question in English

English

Question

/kwɛsʧən/

noun

1. An instance of questioning

  • "There was a question about my training"
  • "We made inquiries of all those who were present"
    synonym:
  • question
  • ,
  • inquiry
  • ,
  • enquiry
  • ,
  • query
  • ,
  • interrogation

2. The subject matter at issue

  • "The question of disease merits serious discussion"
  • "Under the head of minor roman poets"
    synonym:
  • question
  • ,
  • head

3. A sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply

  • "He asked a direct question"
  • "He had trouble phrasing his interrogations"
    synonym:
  • question
  • ,
  • interrogation
  • ,
  • interrogative
  • ,
  • interrogative sentence

4. Uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something

  • "The dubiousness of his claim"
  • "There is no question about the validity of the enterprise"
    synonym:
  • doubt
  • ,
  • dubiousness
  • ,
  • doubtfulness
  • ,
  • question

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • motion
  • ,
  • question

6. An informal reference to a marriage proposal

  • "He was ready to pop the question"
    synonym:
  • question

verb

1. Challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of

  • "We must question your judgment in this matter"
    synonym:
  • question
  • ,
  • oppugn
  • ,
  • call into question

2. Pose a series of questions to

  • "The suspect was questioned by the police"
  • "We questioned the survivor about the details of the explosion"
    synonym:
  • interrogate
  • ,
  • question

3. Pose a question

    synonym:
  • question
  • ,
  • query

4. Conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting

    synonym:
  • interview
  • ,
  • question

5. Place in doubt or express doubtful speculation

  • "I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"
  • "She wondered whether it would snow tonight"
    synonym:
  • wonder
  • ,
  • question

Examples of using

Nobody has ever asked such a question before.
I think it's a very interesting question.
Do you feel like answering to my question?