Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “query”

See all translations

query

noun [C] uk   /ˈkwɪə.ri/ us    /ˈkwɪr.i/
B2 a question, often expressing doubt about something or looking for an answer from an authority: If you have any queries about your treatment, the doctor will answer them.
More examples

query

verb [T] uk   /ˈkwɪə.ri/ us    /ˈkwɪr.i/
to ask questions, especially in order to check if something is true: A few students have queried their marks. [+ question word] She queried whether three months was long enough. [+ speech] "Any chance of a cup of tea?" he queried hopefully.
Translations of “query”
in Korean 질문, 문의…
in Arabic اِسْتِفْسار…
in French question, point d’interrogation…
in Turkish soru, sual…
in Italian domanda, quesito…
in Chinese (Traditional) 疑問,問題…
in Russian вопрос…
in Polish zapytanie…
in Spanish pregunta, signo de interrogación…
in Portuguese dúvida, pergunta…
in German die Frage, das Fragezeichen…
in Catalan pregunta, dubte…
in Japanese 質問, 問い合わせ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 疑问,问题…
(Definition of query from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of query?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “query” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

white Christmas

a Christmas when it snows

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More