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Meaning of QUERY

Pronunciation:  'kweree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an instance of questioning; "there was a question about my training"; "we made inquiries of all those who were present"
  2. [v]  pose a question

QUERY is a 5 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: enquiry, inquiry, interrogation, question, question
 Antonyms: answer
 See Also: ask, check out, debrief, enquire, examine, feel out, inquire, inquiring, interpellate, pump, questioning, sound out, wonder



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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},
    1. A question; an inquiry to be answered or solved.
             I shall conclude with proposing only some queries,
             in order to a . . . search to be made by others.
                                                   --Sir I.
    2. A question in the mind; a doubt; as, I have a query about
       his sincerity.
    3. An interrogation point [?] as the sign of a question or a
  2. \Que"ry\, v. i.
    1. To ask questions; to make inquiry.
             Each prompt to query, answer, and debate. --Pope.
    2. To have a doubt; as, I query if he is right.
  3. \Que"ry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Queried}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To put questions about; to elicit by questioning; to
       inquire into; as, to query the items or the amount; to
       query the motive or the fact.
    2. To address questions to; to examine by questions.
    3. To doubt of; to regard with incredulity.
    4. To write `` query'' (qu., qy., or ?) against, as a
       doubtful spelling, or sense, in a proof. See {Qu[ae]re}.
Computing Dictionary

1. A user's (or agent's) request for information, generally as a formal request to a database or search engine.

sql is the most common database query language.

2. question mark.