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An anglicisation of quere, an obsolete variant form of Latin quaere, second-person singular present active imperative of quaer? (“seek, look for; ask”). Cognate with French quérir, Italian chiedere, Portuguese querer, Romanian cere, and Spanish querer. Compare question.
query (plural queries)
- A question, an inquiry (US), an enquiry (UK).
- A question mark.
- (computing, databases) A set of instructions passed to a database.