a sentence in a form that is spoken to someone in order to get information in reply:[countable]Please answer me when I ask you a question.
a problem for discussion or under discussion; issue:[countable]There is another side to this question.
a problem or question given as part of an examination:[countable]The test had 40 short-answer questions.
a matter of some uncertainty or difficulty; problem: [countable]It was mainly a question of time.[uncountable]There can be no question of his guilt.
Government a proposal to be debated or voted on:[countable]The question is before the committee.
Government the procedure of putting a proposal to vote:[countable; usually: the + ~]He insisted on calling the question.
to ask questions of; interrogate:[~ + object]The police questioned him closely.
to make a question of; doubt: [~ + object]They questioned our sincerity.[~ + clause]I question if you are ready for success.
Idiomsbeyond (all) question, beyond dispute; without doubt:She is, beyond question, the most glamorous actress of all.
Idiomscall in or into question, to dispute; challenge; cast doubt upon; question: [call + into + ~ + object]to call into question someone's patriotism.[call + object + into + ~]called her patriotism into question.
under consideration:Where were you on the night in question?
in dispute:His finances aren't in question.
Idiomsout of the question, not to be considered:getting an appointment for today is out of the question.