Definitions for: Query

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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

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.

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.

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

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Famous Quotes Containing Query:

A typical agent in New York gets 400 query letters a month. Of those, they might ask to read 3-4 manuscripts, and of those, they might ask to represent 1.

-- Nicholas Sparks (American Author)

Above all, a query letter is a sales pitch and it is the single most important page an unpublished writer will ever write. It's the first impression and will either open the door or close it. It's that important, so don't mess it up. Mine took 17 drafts and two weeks to write.

-- Nicholas Sparks (American Author)

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