Querying



[kweer-ee] /ˈkwɪər i/

noun, plural queries.
1.
a question; an inquiry.
2.
mental reservation; doubt.
3.
Printing. a question mark (?), especially as added on a manuscript, proof sheet, or the like, indicating doubt as to some point in the text.
4.
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.
5.
to ask or inquire about:
No one queried his presence.
6.
to question as doubtful or obscure:
to query a statement.
7.
Printing. to mark (a manuscript, proof sheet, etc.) with a query.
8.
to ask questions of.
/ˈkwɪərɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
a question, esp one expressing doubt, uncertainty, or an objection
2.
a less common name for question mark
verb (transitive) -ries, -rying, -ried
3.
to express uncertainty, doubt, or an objection concerning (something)
4.
to express as a query: “What’s up now?” she queried
5.
(US) to put a question to (a person); ask
n.

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.
v.

“to question,” 1650s, from query (n.). Related: Queried; querying.

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