que·ry / ˈkwi(ə)rē/ • n. (pl. -ries) a question, esp. one addressed to an official or organization: a spokeswoman said queries could not be answered until Monday. ∎ used in writing or speaking to question the accuracy of a following statement or to introduce a question. ∎ chiefly Printing a question mark.• v. (-ries, -ried) ask a question about something, esp. in order to express one's doubts about it or to check its validity or accuracy: many people queried whether any harm had been done | [tr.] he queried the medical database. | [with direct speech] “Why not?” he queried. ∎ [tr.] put a question or questions to (someone): when these officers were queried, they felt unhappy.