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query

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noun que·ry \ˈkwir-ē, ˈkwer-\

Simple Definition of query

  • : a question or a request for information about something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of query

plural

queries

  1. 1 :  question, inquiry

  2. 2 :  a question in the mind :  doubt

  3. 3 :  question mark 2

Examples of query in a sentence

  1. I have a query about my order.

  2. The librarian responded to my query.



Origin and Etymology of query

alteration of earlier quere, from Latin quaere, imperative of quaerere to ask


First Known Use: circa 1635


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query

verb que·ry

Simple Definition of query

  • : to ask (someone) a question

  • : to ask questions or express doubt about (something)

  • : to ask (a question)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of query

queried

querying

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to ask questions of especially with a desire for authoritative information

  3. 2 :  to ask questions about especially in order to resolve a doubt

  4. 3 :  to put as a question

  5. 4 :  to mark with a query

querier

noun

Examples of query in a sentence

  1. They conducted a survey in which several hundred people were queried about their dietary habits.

  2. <it seems odd that someone would want two stoves, so you'd better query that order>



1654

First Known Use of query

1654

Synonym Discussion of query

ask, question, interrogate, query, inquire mean to address a person in order to gain information. ask implies no more than the putting of a question <ask for directions>. question usually suggests the asking of series of questions <questioned them about every detail of the trip>. interrogate suggests formal or official systematic questioning <the prosecutor interrogated the witness all day>. query implies a desire for authoritative information or confirmation <queried a librarian about the book>. inquire implies a searching for facts or for truth often specifically by asking questions <began to inquire of friends and teachers what career she should pursue>.

ask, request, solicit mean to seek to obtain by making one's wants known. ask implies no more than the statement of the desire <ask a favor of a friend>. request implies greater formality and courtesy <requests the pleasure of your company>. solicit suggests a calling attention to one's wants or desires by public announcement or advertisement <a letter soliciting information>.

QUERY Defined for Kids

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query

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noun que·ry \ˈkwir-ē, ˈkwer-ē\

Definition of query for Students

plural

queries

  1. :  1question 1 <My queries went unanswered.>




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query

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verb que·ry

Definition of query for Students

queried

querying

  1. 1 :  to put as a question <“Can I come?” she queried.>

  2. 2 :  to ask questions about especially in order to clear up a doubt <They queried his decision.>

  3. 3 :  to ask questions of <I'll query the professor.>





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