Meaning of QUESTION in English

QUESTION

■ noun

1》 a sentence worded or expressed so as to elicit information.

2》 a doubt.

↘the raising of a doubt or objection.

3》 a problem requiring resolution.

4》 a matter or concern depending on conditions: a ~ of age.

■ verb

1》 ask ~s of.

2》 express doubt about; object to.

Phrases

come (or bring ) into ~ become (or raise) an issue for further consideration or discussion.

in ~

1》 being considered or discussed.

2》 in doubt.

no ~ of no possibility of.

out of the ~ not possible.

put the ~ require supporters and opponents of a debated proposal to record their votes.

Derivatives

~er noun

~ing adjective

~ingly adverb

Origin

ME: from OFr. ~ (n.), ~ner (v.), from L. quaestio(n-) , from quaerere 'ask, seek'.

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