(noun, verb)


1. an instance of questioning

- there was a question about my training

Similar word(s): enquiry, inquiry, interrogation, query

Definition categories: communication, inquiring, questioning

2. the subject matter at issue

- the question of disease merits serious discussion

Similar word(s): head

Definition categories: communication, subject, theme, topic

3. a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply

- he asked a direct question

Similar word(s): interrogation, interrogative

Definition categories: communication, sentence

4. uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something

- there is no question about the validity of the enterprise

Similar word(s): doubt, doubtfulness, dubiousness

Definition categories: attribute, precariousness, uncertainness, uncertainty

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

- she called for the question

Similar word(s): motion

Definition categories: communication, proposal

6. an informal reference to a marriage proposal

- he was ready to pop the question

Definition categories: communication, proposal

Sentences with question as a noun:

- What is your question?

- The question of seniority will be discussed at the meeting.

- There was a question of which material to use.

- His claim to the property has come under question.

- The story is true beyond question.

- He obeyed without question.

- I move that the question be put to a vote.

- Made she no verbal question? Shakespeare King Lear ca. 1606


1. challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of

- We must question your judgment in this matter

Similar word(s): oppugn

Definition categories: communication, challenge

2. pose a series of questions to

- The suspect was questioned by the police

- We questioned the survivor about the details of the explosion

Similar word(s): interrogate

Definition categories: communication, ask, enquire, inquire

3. pose a question

Similar word(s): query

Definition categories: communication, ask, enquire, inquire

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

Similar word(s): interview

Definition categories: communication, converse, discourse

5. place in doubt or express doubtful speculation

Similar word(s): wonder

Definition categories: communication, contemplate, excogitate, meditate, mull, muse, ponder, reflect, ruminate, speculate