query [kweer-ee] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural que·ries.
- a question; an inquiry.
- mental reservation; doubt.
- Printing. a question mark (?), especially as added on a manuscript, proof sheet, or the like, indicating doubt as to some point in the text.
- 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), que·ried, que·ry·ing.
- to ask or inquire about: No one queried his presence.
- to question as doubtful or obscure: to query a statement.
- Printing. to mark (a manuscript, proof sheet, etc.) with a query.
- to ask questions of.
Origin of query 1625–35; alteration (cf.) of earlier quere Latin quaere Related formsque·ry·ing·ly, adverbout·que·ry, verb (used with object), out·que·ried, out·que·ry·ing.un·que·ried, adjectiveCan be confused query query Related Words for queries , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Examples from the Web for queries Contemporary Examples of queries
The U.S. Air Force would not officially comment on the matter and deferred all queries to the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
October 30, 2014
None of its leaders responded to queries from The Daily Beast.
October 18, 2014
A spokesman for the U.S. embassy in Tripoli did not respond to queries.
April 23, 2014
For the past three years Blogologues has been transforming online posts, rants, and queries into a live-action variety show.
April 2, 2014
RONCO has not responded to queries for comment on the contract.
Eli Lake, Josh Rogin
December 18, 2013
Historical Examples of queries
But it would never have occurred to me to parry her queries.
These queries at first blush seem unanswerable, but they are not really so.
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Notes and Queries may be procured, by order, of all Booksellers and Newsvenders.
Is your master not the person to dictate the answer to these queries?
Charles James Lever
The following particulars are furnished in Notes and Queries, 4th series, vol.
British Dictionary definitions for queries query noun plural -ries
- a question, esp one expressing doubt, uncertainty, or an objection
- a less common name for
verb -ries, -rying or -ried (tr)
- to express uncertainty, doubt, or an objection concerning (something)
- to express as a query”What’s up now?” she queried
- US to put a question to (a person); ask
Word Origin for query C17: from earlier quere, from Latin quaere ask!, from quaerere to seek, inquire Word Origin and History for queries query 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). Spelling Englished or altered c.1600 by influence of inquiry.
“to question,” 1650s, from(n.). Related: Queried; querying.