A question is something that you say or write in order to ask a person about something.
e.g. They asked a great many questions about England...
e.g. The President refused to answer further questions on the subject...
If you question someone, you ask them a lot of questions about something.
e.g. This led the therapist to question Jim about his parents and their marriage...
e.g. A man is being questioned by police in connection with an attack on a disabled woman.
The police have detained thirty-two people for questioning.
If you question something, you have or express doubts about whether it is true, reasonable, or worthwhile.
e.g. It never occurs to them to question the doctor's decisions...
e.g. Weber is challenging his audience to question their own beliefs.
If you say that there is some question about something, you mean that there is doubt or uncertainty about it. If something is in question or has been called into question, doubt or uncertainty has been expressed about it.
e.g. There's no question about their success...
e.g. There's some question as to whether he will sign this resolution...
A question is a problem, matter, or point which needs to be considered.
e.g. But the whole question of aid is a tricky political one...
e.g. That decision raised questions about the secretary of state's powers and the fairness of his procedure.
The questions in an examination are the problems which are set in order to test your knowledge or ability.
e.g. He'd heard somewhere that the questions in economics examination papers stayed the same from year to year...
e.g. That question did come up in the examination.
7. see also: questioning;cross-question;leading question;trick question
If you say 'Good question' in reply to a question, you mean that it is a difficult question to answer, or perhaps that you are embarrassed about the answer or do not know the answer.
e.g. 'Why didn't you appoint Ron twelve months ago?'—'Good question.'
The person, thing, or time in question is one which you have just been talking about or which is relevant.
e.g. The player in question is Mark Williams...
e.g. Add up all the income you've received over the period in question.
If you say that something is out of the question, you are emphasizing that it is completely impossible or unacceptable.
e.g. For the homeless, private medical care is simply out of the question...
e.g. Is a tax increase still out of the question?
If you pop the question, you ask someone to marry you.
e.g. Stuart got serious quickly and popped the question six months later.
If you say there is no question of something happening, you are emphasizing that it is not going to happen.
e.g. As far as he was concerned there was no question of betraying his own comrades...
e.g. There is no question of the taxpayer picking up the bill for the party.
If you do something without question, you do it without arguing or asking why it is necessary.
e.g. ...military formations, carrying out without question the battle orders of superior officers.
You use without question to emphasize the opinion you are expressing.
e.g. He was our greatest storyteller, without question.
名词问题; 疑问; 怀疑; 议题
1. in question : 正被讨论, 可怀疑;
2. out of the question : 不知底细;
3. past question : 毫无疑问;
4. out of question : 毫无疑问;
5. come into question : 被讨论;
6. without question : 毫无疑问;
7. beside the question : 离题;
1. He questioned her sincerity.
2. Do you question his honesty?
3. What right do you have to question me?
1. There is no question about it.
2. You haven't answered my question.