query


1que·ry

noun \ˈkwir-ē, ˈkwer-\

: a question or a request for information about something

plural queries

Full Definition of QUERY

2
:  a question in the mind :  doubt
3

Examples of QUERY

  1. I have a query about my order.
  2. The librarian responded to my query.

Origin of QUERY

alteration of earlier quere, from Latin quaere, imperative of quaerere to ask
First Known Use: circa 1635

2query

verb

: to ask (someone) a question

: to ask questions or express doubt about (something)

: to ask (a question)

que·riedque·ry·ing

Full Definition of QUERY

transitive verb
1
:  to ask questions of especially with a desire for authoritative information
2
:  to ask questions about especially in order to resolve a doubt
3
:  to put as a question
4
:  to mark with a query
que·ri·er noun

Examples of QUERY

  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>

First Known Use of QUERY

1654

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