[kweer-ee] /ˈkwɪər i/
noun, plural queries.
a question; an inquiry.
mental reservation; doubt.
Printing. a question mark (?), especially as added on a manuscript, proof sheet, or the like, indicating doubt as to some point in the text.
an inquiry from a writer to an editor of a magazine, newspaper, etc., regarding the acceptability of or interest in an idea for an article, news story, or the like: usually presented in the form of a letter that outlines or describes the projected piece.
verb (used with object), queried, querying.
to ask or inquire about:
No one queried his presence.
to question as doubtful or obscure:
to query a statement.
Printing. to mark (a manuscript, proof sheet, etc.) with a query.
to ask questions of.
noun (pl) -ries
a question, esp one expressing doubt, uncertainty, or an objection
a less common name for question mark
verb (transitive) -ries, -rying, -ried
to express uncertainty, doubt, or an objection concerning (something)
to express as a query: “What’s up now?” she queried
(US) to put a question to (a person); ask
1530s, quaere “a question,” from Latin quaere “ask,” imperative of quaerere “to seek, look for; strive, endeavor, strive to gain; ask, require, demand;” figuratively “seek mentally, seek to learn, make inquiry,” probably ultimately from PIE *kwo-, root forming the stem of relative and interrogative pronouns (see who). Spelling Englished or altered c.1600 by influence of inquiry.
“to question,” 1650s, from query (n.). Related: Queried; querying.
[kweer-ist] /ˈkwɪər ɪst/ noun 1. a person who inquires or questions. /ˈkwɪərɪst/ noun 1. a person who makes inquiries or queries; questioner
[kwurn] /kwɜrn/ noun 1. a primitive, hand-operated mill for grinding grain. /kwɜːn/ noun 1. a stone hand mill for grinding corn n. Old English cweorn “hand-mill, mill,” from PIE *gwere-na- “millstone” (cf. Old Norse kvern, Old Frisian quern, Old High German quirn, Gothic quirnus; Sanskrit grava “crushing stone;” Lithuanian girna “millstone,” girnos “hand mills;” Old […]
/ˈkwɜːnˌstəʊn/ noun 1. another name for millstone (sense 1) 2. one of the two small circular stones used in a quern
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