Adjective "query" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A question, especially one expressing doubt or requesting information.
  1. 'The kids come to expect that special time and will remind you with their queries: ‘What are we doing for Family Night?’'
  2. 'Women often have complex pension queries, because of broken work records and complicated national insurance rules.'
  3. 'The foundation operates a 24-hour freephone helpline, run by trained staff and nurses, to give information and answer queries on the disease.'
  4. 'Be sure that these queries and objections are answered and understood so as to draw out loyalty and trust.'
  5. 'The station now has more staff to deal with queries and give out information and there are 15 CCTV cameras operating 24 hours-a-day to help ensure passenger safety.'
  6. 'He stressed that all times he was merely forwarding queries and requests from the man's sister.'
  7. 'When asked if there was a Press Section to respond to queries, she said she was unaware of any such means of dealing with issues and that it was a matter for the engineers.'
  8. 'For an advice leaflet or for further queries or information, farmers can contact the Environmental Services Section.'
  9. 'Call centers in the Philippines answer customer queries for insurance firms.'
  10. 'I especially liked the coverage of current issues and the Q&A sections where you answer reader's queries.'
  11. 'The brother has a much younger wife, a daughter (query: stepdaughter) now about eighteen, and another daughter who is five.'
  12. '"Arick" is said by a local informant to have been one Eric Corlett who lived there towards the end of the 17th (query 18th?) century.'
  13. 'Query: would Joyce have ever agreed to this?'
  14. 'It would have had to be an unwary Hun that let me get near him with my pike—design Circa 1500; origin query Birmingham Small Arms Company.'
  15. 'Query: what should I do about my legs in hot weather?'


Ask a question about something, especially in order to express one's doubts about it or to check its validity or accuracy.
  1. with object 'I rang the water company to query my bill'
  2. 'Medical experts querying the Hutton conclusion have formed the Kelly Investigation Group.'
  3. 'The second column shows how many times each function queried the database and the last column shows the functions' names and source files.'
  4. 'We queried whether the doctor became hungry on the second day, but he assured us that he's long since become accustomed to no-food days.'
  5. 'The problem came to light last month when two customers queried bills after signing up to new packages launched earlier this year.'
  6. 'Generally, it was welcomed in Sligo, but some people queried whether the growth of the town might be at the expense of the surrounding areas.'
  7. '‘I'll be querying whether these new revelations relate to matters that should be declared under the ministerial code,’ said Theresa May, shadow leader of the house.'
  8. 'I was triple checking my switches and querying the boomer for indications on his instruments.'
  9. 'The golf course is a good public amenity but I would query whether it could be run in a way that at least allows it to break even.'
  10. 'It is legitimate to query whether all of his views are correct but to make an honest man ‘apologise’ helps no-one but the terrorists.'
  11. 'That is not a call for censorship, but it is legitimate to query whether this project is the most suitable to receive public money.'
  12. 'when these officers were queried, they felt unhappy'
  13. 'A recent survey shows women are queried more often than men about their expense claims.'
  14. 'Anyway, some have asked us to query our readers since we are in touch with so many people in the healthcare industry.'
  15. 'According to this finely observed account, he learned most about the animals by querying hunters and listening intently to what they had to say.'
  16. 'The students were queried on various social values as well as military recruiting options.'
  17. 'His developers spent years querying doctors on their needs and testing prototypes in real-world settings.'
  18. 'She's been watching things from there, querying military leaders there about how this fits into the overall tactics and strategies for the U.S.'
  19. 'The finding of most interest is that directly querying individuals about prior diagnosis and/or treatment of bipolar disorder is considerably more efficient than symptom-based screening.'
  20. 'And after querying a few people on the subject, I learned that there had been a recent death in the family.'
  21. 'Students were queried with respect to individual needs in order to create an optimal learning environment.'
  22. 'When the controller again queried the pilot, the pilot did not respond.'

More definitions

1. a question; an inquiry.

2. mental reservation; doubt.

3. Printing. a question mark (?), especially as added on a manuscript, proof sheet, or the like, indicating doubt as to some point in the text.

4. an inquiry from a writer to an editor of a magazine, newspaper, etc., regarding the acceptability of or interest in an idea for an article, news story, or the like: usually presented in the form of a letter that outlines or describes the projected piece. verb (used

More examples(as adjective)

"places can be query."


Mid 17th century: anglicized form of the Latin imperative quaere!, used in the 16th century in English as a verb in the sense ‘inquire’ and as a noun meaning ‘query’, from Latin quaerere ‘ask, seek’.