synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of query in English

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  • quæry (archaic)

An anglicisation of quere, an obsolete variant form of Latin quaere, second-person singular present active imperative of quaerō (seek, look for; ask). Cognate with French quérir, Italian chiedere, Portuguese querer, Romanian cere, and Spanish querer. Compare question.

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkwɪə.ɹi/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkwɪ.ɹi/, /ˈkwɛ.ɹi/
  • Rhymes: -ɪəɹi, -ɛɹi

query (plural queries)

  1. A question, an inquiry (US), an enquiry (UK).
  2. A question mark.
  3. (computing, databases) A set of instructions passed to a database.
  4. (publishing) Short for query letter.
  • subquery
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query (third-person singular simple present queries, present participle querying, simple past and past participle queried)

  1. (intransitive) To ask a question.
  2. (transitive) To ask, inquire.
  3. (transitive) To question or call into doubt.
  4. (computing, databases) To pass a set of instructions to a database to retrieve information from it.
  5. (transitive, Internet) To send a private message to (a user on IRC).
  6. (intransitive, publishing) To send out a query letter.

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