What is the meaning of question?


  • An instance of questioning.
    • usage: "there was a question about my training"; "we made inquiries of all those who were present"
  • The subject matter at issue.
    • usage: "the question of disease merits serious discussion"; "under the head of minor Roman poets"
  • A sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply.
    • usage: "he asked a direct question"; "he had trouble phrasing his interrogations"
  • Uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something.
    • usage: "the dubiousness of his claim"; "there is no question about the validity of the enterprise"
  • A formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote.
    • usage: "he made a motion to adjourn"; "she called for the question"
  • An informal reference to a marriage proposal.
    • usage: "he was ready to pop the question"


  • Challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of.
    • usage: "We must question your judgment in this matter"
  • Pose a series of questions to.
    • usage: "The suspect was questioned by the police"; "We questioned the survivor about the details of the explosion"
  • Pose a question.
  • Conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting.
  • Place in doubt or express doubtful speculation.
    • usage: "I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"; "she wondered whether it would snow tonight"
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