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
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 doubt.
(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. Querying.]
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 Quære.
(Que*sal") n. (Zoöl.) The long-tailed, or resplendent, trogon (Pharomachus mocinno, formerly
Trogon resplendens), native of Southern Mexico and Central America. Called also quetzal, and golden
The male is remarkable for the brilliant metallic green and gold colors of his plumage, and for his extremely
long plumes, which often exceed three feet in length.
(Quest) n. [OF. queste, F. quête, fr. L. quaerere, quaesitum, to seek for, to ask. Cf. Query,
1. The act of seeking, or looking after anything; attempt to find or obtain; search; pursuit; as, to rove in
quest of game, of a lost child, of property, etc.
Upon an hard adventure yet in quest.Spenser.
Cease your quest of love.Shak.
There ended was his quest, there ceased his care.Milton.
2. Request; desire; solicitation.
Gad not abroad at every quest and callHerbert.
Of an untrained hope or passion.
3. Those who make search or inquiry, taken collectively.
The senate hath sent about three several quests to search you out.Shak.