a sentence in an interrogative form, addressed to someone in order to get information in reply.
a problem for discussion or under discussion; a matter for investigation.
a matter of some uncertainty or difficulty; problem (usually followed by of):
It was simply a question of time.
a subject of dispute or controversy.
a proposal to be debated or voted on, as in a meeting or a deliberative assembly.
the procedure of putting a proposal to vote.
Politics. a problem of public policy submitted to the voters for an expression of opinion.
a controversy that is submitted to a judicial tribunal or administrative agency for decision.
the interrogation by which information is secured.
Obsolete. judicial examination or trial.
the act of asking or inquiring; interrogation; query.
inquiry into or discussion of some problem or doubtful matter.
verb (used with object)
to ask (someone) a question; ask questions of; interrogate.
to ask or inquire.
to make a question of; doubt:
He questioned her sincerity.
to challenge or dispute:
She questioned the judge’s authority in the case.
verb (used without object)
to ask a question or questions.
beg the question. beg1 (def 9).
beyond question, beyond dispute; without doubt:
It was, beyond question, a magnificent performance.
Also, beyond all question.
call in / into question,
to dispute; challenge.
to cast doubt upon; question:
This report calls into question all previous research on the subject.
out of the question, not to be considered; unthinkable; impossible:
She thought about a trip to Spain but dismissed it as out of the question.
a form of words addressed to a person in order to elicit information or evoke a response; interrogative sentence
a point at issue: it’s only a question of time until she dies, the question is how long they can keep up the pressure
a difficulty or uncertainty; doubtful point: a question of money, there’s no question about it
an act of asking
an investigation into some problem or difficulty
a motion presented for debate by a deliberative body
put the question, to require members of a deliberative assembly to vote on a motion presented
(law) a matter submitted to a court or other tribunal for judicial or quasi-judicial decision
question of fact, (in English law) that part of the issue before a court that is decided by the jury
question of law, (in English law) that part of the issue before a court that is decided by the judge
beg the question
to avoid giving a direct answer by posing another question
to assume the truth of that which is intended to be proved See petitio principii
beyond (all) question, beyond (any) dispute or doubt
call in, into question
to make (something) the subject of disagreement
to cast doubt upon the validity, truth, etc, of (something)
in question, under discussion: this is the man in question
out of the question, beyond consideration; unthinkable or impossible: the marriage is out of the question
(informal) pop the question, to propose marriage
verb (mainly transitive)
to put a question or questions to (a person); interrogate
to make (something) the subject of dispute or disagreement
to express uncertainty about the validity, truth, etc, of (something); doubt
noun 1. the extent to which or the limits between which variation is possible: the range of steel prices; a wide range of styles. 2. the extent or scope of the operation or action of something: within range of vision. 3. the distance to which a projectile is or may be sent by a weapon. […]
adjective 1. less than or almost rational.
noun 1. a basis or cause, as for some belief, action, fact, event, etc.: the reason for declaring war. 2. a statement presented in justification or explanation of a belief or action: I dare you to give me one good reason for quitting school! 3. the mental powers concerned with forming conclusions, judgments, or inferences: […]
noun 1. an act or instance of referring. 2. a mention; allusion. 3. something for which a name or designation stands; denotation. 4. a direction in a book or writing to some other book, passage, etc. 5. a book, passage, etc., to which one is directed. 6. reference mark (def 2). 7. material contained in […]