question Definition

  • 1a sentence or phrase used to ask for information or to test someone's knowledge
  • 2a doubt about something; a feeling of uncertainty

Using question: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "question" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Can I ask you a question?

  • Example

    I have a question about the assignment.

  • Example

    The police questioned the suspect.

  • Example

    There is no question that he is guilty.

question Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for question

Idioms Using question

  • to propose marriage


    He finally popped the question and she said yes!

  • a question that is designed to trick or confuse someone


    Asking 'Have you stopped beating your wife?' is a loaded question.

  • a question asked for effect or to make a point, not to elicit an answer


    Asking 'Is the sky blue?' is a rhetorical question.

Phrases with question

  • to assume the truth of an argument that is yet to be proven


    Saying that she is trustworthy because she says so begs the question.

  • under consideration or discussion


    The book in question is a classic of English literature.

  • impossible or not allowed


    Going to the party tonight is out of the question because I have to study for my exam.

Origins of question

from Old French 'question', from Latin 'quaestio', meaning 'a seeking, inquiry'


Summary: question in Brief

The term 'question' [ˈkwɛstʃən] refers to a sentence or phrase used to ask for information or to test someone's knowledge. It can also denote a doubt or uncertainty, as in 'There is no question that he is guilty.' 'Question' has idiomatic uses like 'pop the question,' meaning to propose marriage, and 'rhetorical question,' which is asked for effect rather than to elicit an answer.

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