Meaning of QUESTION in English


I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin quaestion-, quaestio, from quaerere to seek, ask Date: 14th century 1. a. an interrogative expression often used to test knowledge, an interrogative sentence or clause, a subject or aspect in dispute or open for discussion ; issue , c. a subject or point of debate or a proposition to be voted on in a meeting, the bringing of such to a vote, the specific point at issue, 2. an act or instance of asking ; inquiry , interrogation, torture as part of an examination, d. objection , dispute , room for doubt or objection , chance , possibility , II. verb Date: 15th century transitive verb to ask a ~ of or about, to interrogate intensively ; cross-examine, 3. doubt , dispute , to subject to analysis ; examine , intransitive verb to ask ~s ; inquire , see: ask ~er noun

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