Query Que"ry, n.; pl. {Queries}. [L. quaere, imperative sing. of quaerere, quaesitum to seek or search for, to ask, inquire. Cf. {Acquire}, {Conquer}, {Exquisite}, {Quest}, {Require}.] 1. A question; an inquiry to be answered or solved. [1913 Webster]

I shall conclude with proposing only some queries, in order to a . . . search to be made by others. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster]

2. A question in the mind; a doubt; as, I have a query about his sincerity. [1913 Webster]

3. An interrogation point [?] as the sign of a question or a doubt. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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