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1    a piece or strip of paper, plastic, leather, etc., for attaching to something by one end as a mark or label  
a price tag     
2    an electronic device worn, usually on the wrist or ankle, by an offender serving a noncustodial sentence, which monitors the offender's whereabouts by means of a link to a central computer through the telephone system,   (Also called)    electronic tag  
3    a small piece of material hanging from or loosely attached to a part or piece  
4    a point of metal or other hard substance at the end of a cord, lace, etc., to prevent it from fraying and to facilitate threading  
5    an epithet or verbal appendage, the refrain of a song, the moral of a fable, etc.  
6    a brief quotation, esp. one in a foreign language  
his speech was interlarded with Horatian tags     
7      (Grammar)  
a      (Also called)    tag question          a clause added on to another clause to invite the hearer's agreement or conversational cooperation. Tags are usually in the form of a question with a pronoun as subject, the antecedent of which is the subject of the main clause; as isn't it in the bread is on the table, isn't it?  
b    a linguistic item added on to a sentence but not forming part of it, as John in are you there, John?  
8    an ornamental flourish as at the end of a signature  
9    the contrastingly coloured tip to an animal's tail  
10    a matted lock of wool or hair  
11      (Angling)   a strand of tinsel, wire, etc., tied to the body of an artificial fly  
      vb   , tags, tagging, tagged   mainly tr  
12    to mark with a tag  
13    to monitor the whereabouts of (an offender) by means of an electronic tag  
14    to add or append as a tag  
15    to supply (prose or blank verse) with rhymes  
16    intr; usually foll by: on or along   to trail (behind)  
many small boys tagged on behind the procession     
17    to name or call (someone something)  
they tagged him Lanky     
18    to cut the tags of wool or hair from (an animal)  
     (C15: of uncertain origin; related to Swedish tagg point, perhaps also to tack1)  
Diccionario de inglés definición  
1    a form of words addressed to a person in order to elicit information or evoke a response; interrogative sentence  
2    a point at issue  
it's only a question of time until she dies, the question is how long they can keep up the pressure     
3    a difficulty or uncertainty; doubtful point  
a question of money, there's no question about it     
a    an act of asking  
b    an investigation into some problem or difficulty  
5    a motion presented for debate by a deliberative body  
6    put the question   to require members of a deliberative assembly to vote on a motion presented  
7      (Law)   a matter submitted to a court or other tribunal for judicial or quasi-judicial decision  
8    question of fact   (in English law) that part of the issue before a court that is decided by the jury  
9    question of law   (in English law) that part of the issue before a court that is decided by the judge  
10    beg the question  
a    to avoid giving a direct answer by posing another question  
b    to assume the truth of that which is intended to be proved  
   See       petitio principii  
11    beyond (all) question   beyond (any) dispute or doubt  
12    call in or into question  
a    to make (something) the subject of disagreement  
b    to cast doubt upon the validity, truth, etc., of (something)  
13    in question   under discussion  
this is the man in question     
14    out of the question   beyond consideration; unthinkable or impossible  
the marriage is out of the question     
15    pop the question  
Informal   to propose marriage  
      vb   mainly tr  
16    to put a question or questions to (a person); interrogate  
17    to make (something) the subject of dispute or disagreement  
18    to express uncertainty about the validity, truth, etc., of (something); doubt  
     (C13: via Old French from Latin quaestio, from quaerere to seek)  
  questioner      n  
The question whether should be used rather than the question of whether or the question as to whether: this leaves open the question whether he acted correctly  

      vb   tr  
1    to cross-examine  
2    a question asked in cross-examination  
  cross-questioning      n  
dichotomous question  
      n   a question to which there can only be one of two answers, often ``yes'' or ``no''  
direct question  
      n   a question asked in direct speech, such as Why did you come?  
   Compare       indirect question  
good question  
      n   a question that is hard to answer immediately  
indirect question  
      n   a question reported in indirect speech, as in She asked why you came  
   Compare       direct question  
information question  
      n      another term for       WH question  
leading question  
      n   a question phrased in a manner that tends to suggest the desired answer, such as What do you think of the horrible effects of pollution?  
open question  
1    a matter which is undecided  
2    a question that cannot be answered with yes or no but requires a developed answer  
previous question  
1    (in the House of Commons) a motion to drop the present topic under debate, put in order to prevent a vote  
2    (in the House of Lords and U.S. legislative bodies) a motion to vote on a bill or other question without delay,   (See also)        closure       4  
question mark  
1    the punctuation mark ?, used at the end of questions and in other contexts where doubt or ignorance is implied  
2    this mark used for any other purpose, as to draw attention to a possible mistake, as in a chess commentary  
3    an element of doubt or uncertainty  
question master  
      n     (Brit)   the chairman of a quiz or panel game  
question time  
      n   (in parliamentary bodies of the British type) a period of time set aside each day for members to question government ministers  
rhetorical question  
      n   a question to which no answer is required: used esp. for dramatic effect. An example is Who knows? (with the implication Nobody knows)  
sixty-four thousand dollar question  
      n   a crucial question or issue  
     (C20: an elaboration of the earlier sixty-four dollar question, so called from the top prize on the US radio show Take It or Leave It (1941--48))  
WH question  
      n   a question in English to which an appropriate answer is to give information rather than to answer ``yes'' or ``no'': typically introduced by the word who, which, what, where, when, or how,   (Also called)    information question  
yes/no question  
      n     (Grammar)   a question inviting the answer ``yes'' or ``no''  
   Compare       WH question  

Diccionario de inglés definición  




1    ask, catechize, cross-examine, enquire, examine, grill     (informal)   interrogate, interview, investigate, probe, pump     (informal)   quiz, sound out  
2    call into question, cast doubt upon, challenge, controvert, disbelieve, dispute, distrust, doubt, impugn, mistrust, oppose, query, suspect  
3    examination, inquiry, interrogation, investigation  
4    argument, can of worms     (informal)   confusion, contention, controversy, debate, difficulty, dispute, doubt, dubiety, misgiving, problem, query, uncertainty  
5    bone of contention, issue, motion, point, point at issue, proposal, proposition, subject, theme, topic  
6    in question      at issue, in doubt, open to debate, under discussion  
7    out of the question      impossible, inconceivable, not to be thought of, unthinkable  
1 & 3    answer, reply  
2    accept, believe, buy     (slang)   swallow     (informal)   take on board, take on trust  

Diccionario de inglés sinónimos  

Diccionario colaborativo     Inglés Definiciones
1: marked by an often ill-natured inclination to stress faults and raise objections <captious critics> 2: calculated to confuse, entrap, or entangle in argument <a captious question>
acronym of Frequently Asqued Questions.
a player who asks too many funny questions that can be related as being stupid
Origin of the word is a "newbie" that can be shortened as a Newb
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