QUESTION, noun ques'chun. [Latin quaestio. See Quest.]
1. The act of asking; an interrogatory; as, to examine by question and answer.
2. That which is asked; something proposed which is to be solved by answer. What is the question?
3. Inquiry; disquisition; discussion.
It is to be put to question whether it is lawful for christian princes to make an invasive war, simply for the propagation of the faith.
4. Dispute or subject of debate.
There arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews, about purifying. John 3:25.
5. Doubt; controversy; dispute. The story is true beyond all question
This does not bring their truth in question
6. Trial; examination; judicial trial or inquiry.
7. Examination by torture.
8. Endeavor; effort; act of seeking. [Not in use.]
9. In logic, a proposition stated by way of interrogation.
In question in debate; in the course of examination or discussion; as, the matter or point in question
QUES'TION, verb intransitive
1. To ask a question or questions; to inquire by interrogatory or proposition to be answered.
He that questioneth much, shall learn much.
2. To debate by interrogatories.
QUES'TION, verb transitive
1. To inquire of by asking questions; to examine by interrogatories; as, to question a witness.
2. To doubt of; to be uncertain of.
And most we question what we most desire.
3. To have no confidence in; to treat as doubtful. If a man is frustrated in his designs, his prudence is questions.