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QUERY (queried)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does query mean? 

QUERY (noun)
  The noun QUERY has 1 sense:

1. an instance of questioning

  Familiarity information: QUERY used as a noun is very rare.

QUERY (verb)
  The verb QUERY has 1 sense:

1. pose a question

  Familiarity information: QUERY used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

QUERY (noun)

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An instance of questioning

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


enquiry; query; question; inquiry; interrogation

Context examples:

there was a question about my training / we made inquiries of all those who were present

Hypernyms ("query" is a kind of...):

inquiring; questioning (a request for information)

QUERY (verb)

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Pose a question

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


query; question

Hypernyms (to "query" is one way to...):

ask (address a question to and expect an answer from)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "query"):

enquire; inquire; wonder (have a wish or desire to know something)

interpellate (question formally about policy or government business)

examine (question closely)

pump (question persistently)

check out; feel out; sound out (try to learn someone's opinions and intentions)

debrief (put someone through a debriefing and make him report)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE

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