English Online Dictionary. What means query? What does query mean?
- 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)
- A question, an inquiry (US), an enquiry (UK).
- A question mark.
- (computing, databases) A set of instructions passed to a database.
- Query on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
query (third-person singular simple present queries, present participle querying, simple past and past participle queried)
- (intransitive) To ask a question.
- (transitive) To ask, inquire.
- (transitive) To question or call into doubt.
- (computing, databases) To pass a set of instructions to a database to retrieve information from it.
- (transitive, Internet) To send a private message to (a user on IRC).
- (intransitive, publishing) To send out a query letter.