Question Definition

Define what is Question?

1. enquiry, query, question, inquiry, interrogation (noun)

an instance of questioning.

  • there was a question about my training.
  • we made inquiries of all those who were present.
Antonyms: answer (noun)

the speech act of replying to a question.


inquiring, questioning noun
a request for information.

2. call into question, oppugn, question (verb)

challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of.

  • We must question your judgment in this matter.

challenge verb
issue a challenge to.

3. question, head (noun)

the subject matter at issue.

  • the question of disease merits serious discussion.
  • under the head of minor Roman poets.
Synonyms: head

subject, theme, topic noun
the subject matter of a conversation or discussion.


problem noun
a question raised for consideration or solution.

matter of fact, question of fact noun
a disputed factual contention that is generally left for a jury to decide.

matter of law, question of law noun
a disputed legal contention that is generally left for a judge to decide.

4. interrogate, question (verb)

pose a series of questions to.

  • The suspect was questioned by the police.
  • We questioned the survivor about the details of the explosion.
Synonyms: interrogate

ask verb
address a question to and expect an answer from.

5. interrogation, interrogative, interrogative sentence, question (noun)

a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply.

  • he asked a direct question.
  • he had trouble phrasing his interrogations.

sentence noun
a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language.


cross-question noun
a question asked in cross-examination.

leading question noun
a question phrased in such a way as to suggest the desired answer; a lawyer may ask leading questions on cross-examination.

yes-no question noun
a question that can be answered by yes or no.

6. query, question (verb)

pose a question.

    Synonyms: query

    ask verb
    address a question to and expect an answer from.


    wonder, inquire, enquire verb
    have a wish or desire to know something.

    interpellate verb
    question formally about policy or government business.

    examine verb
    question closely.

    pump verb
    question persistently.

    feel out, sound out, check out verb
    try to learn someone's opinions and intentions.

    debrief verb
    put someone through a debriefing and make him report.

    7. doubt, doubtfulness, dubiousness, question (noun)

    uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something.

    • the dubiousness of his claim.
    • there is no question about the validity of the enterprise.

    uncertainness, uncertainty, precariousness noun
    being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance.

    8. interview, question (verb)

    conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting.

      Synonyms: interview

      converse, discourse verb
      carry on a conversation.

      9. wonder, question (verb)

      place in doubt or express doubtful speculation.

      • I wonder whether this was the right thing to do.
      • she wondered whether it would snow tonight.
      Synonyms: wonder

      scruple verb
      have doubts about.

      10. motion, question (noun)

      a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote.

      • he made a motion to adjourn.
      • she called for the question.
      Synonyms: motion

      proposal noun
      something proposed (such as a plan or assumption).

      11. question (noun)

      an informal reference to a marriage proposal.

      • he was ready to pop the question.
      Nearby Terms

      question mark (noun)
      a punctuation mark (?) placed at the end of a sentence to indicate a question

      question master (noun)
      the host or chairman of a radio or tv quiz show or panel game

      question of fact (noun)
      a disputed factual contention that is generally left for a jury to decide

      question of law (noun)
      a disputed legal contention that is generally left for a judge to decide

      question sheet (noun)
      a written examination

      question time (noun)
      a period during a parliamentary session when members of British Parliament may ask questions of the ministers

      questionable (adjective)
      subject to question

      questionably (adverb)
      in a questionable and dubious manner

      questioner (noun)
      someone who asks a question

      questioning (noun)
      a request for information

      questioningly (adverb)
      in a curious and questioning manner

      questionnaire (noun)
      a form containing a set of questions; submitted to people to gain statistical information

      quetch (verb)
      express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

      quetzal (noun)
      the basic unit of money in Guatemala; equal to 100 centavos

      quetzal bird (noun)
      large trogon of Central America and South America having golden-green and scarlet plumage