Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
question /'kwestʃn/
  • danh từ
    • câu hỏi
      • to put a question: đặt một câu hỏi
      • to answers a question: trả lời một câu hỏi
    • vấn đề; điều bàn đến, điều nói đến
      • a nice question: một vấn đề tế nhị
      • the question is...: vấn đề là...
      • that is not the question: vấn đề không phải là thế, vấn đề không phải ở đó
      • this is out of the question: không thành vấn đề, không phải là chuyện bàn đến nữa
      • the person in question: người đang được nói đến
      • the matter in question: việc đang được bàn đến
      • to come into question: được thảo luận bàn bạc; thành vấn đề thảo luận bàn bạc
    • question!
      • xin đi vào đề! (trong hội nghị, nhắc người phát biểu nói lan man ngoài đề); có vấn đề đấy! (tỏ ý nghi ngờ sự việc do ai đang nói)
    • to put the question: lấy biểu quyết
    • sự nghi ngờ
      • beyond all (out of, past without) question: không còn nghi ngờ gì nữa
      • to call in question: đặt thành vấn đề nghi ngờ
      • to make no question of...: không may may nghi ngờ gì về...
    • (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) sự tra tấn để bắt cung khai
      • to be put to the question: bị tra tấn đề bắt cung khai
    • to beg the question
      • coi như vấn đề đưa ra là đã quyết định rồi (đã đúng rồi) chẳng cần phải thảo luận làm gì
  • ngoại động từ
    • hỏi, hỏi cung
    • nghi ngờ; đặt thành vấn đề
      • to question the honesty of somebody: nghi ngờ tính lương thiện (chân thật) của ai
      • it cannot be questioned but [that]: không thể còn nghi ngờ gì nữa là, chắc chắn là
    • điều tra, nghiên cứu, xem xét (sự việc, hiện tượng)
Concise Dictionary
+an instance of questioning
+the subject matter at issue
+a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply
+uncertainty about the truth or factuality of existence of something
+a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote
+an informal reference to a marriage proposal
+challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of
+pose a series of questions to
+pose a question
+conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting
+place in doubt or express doubtful speculation

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 query, inquiry or enquiry:
I asked you a simple question, 'Where were you last night?', and I expect a civil answer.
2 problem, difficulty, confusion, doubt, dubiousness, uncertainty, query, mystery, puzzle:
Is there some question about the qualifications of the new employee?
3 matter, issue, point, subject, topic, theme, proposition:
Whether you stay is not the question. The question remains, How are you going to earn a living?
4 beyond (all or any) question. beyond (the shadow of) a doubt, without question, without a doubt, indubitably, undoubtedly, doubtlessly, definitely, certainly, assuredly:
He is guilty beyond all question.
5 call in or into question. question, doubt, query, challenge, dispute, harbour or entertain or have doubts or suspicions about, suspect, cast doubt or suspicion on:
I cannot see why he has called her loyalty into question.
6 in question.
(a) under discussion or consideration:
The person in question never worked for this company.
(b) questionable, debatable, at issue, in doubt, doubtful, open to debate:
Her honesty was never in question.
7 out of the question. unthinkable, impossible, absurd, ridiculous, preposterous, inconceivable, beyond consideration, insupportable:
An increase in salary at this time is out of the question.
8 without question. See 4, above.
9 ask, examine, interrogate, query, interview, sound out, quiz, Colloq pump, grill, Slang give (someone) the third degree:
He was questioned for six hours as to his whereabouts.
10 call in or into question, doubt, query, mistrust, distrust, cast doubt upon, dispute, suspect:
Investigators have long questioned the relationship between the banks and the drug barons.
Advanced English Dictionary
noun, verb
+ noun
1 [C] a sentence, phrase or word that asks for information: to ask / answer a question + Question 3 was very difficult. + In the exam there's sure to be a question on energy. + The question is, how much are they going to pay you? + (formal) The question arises as to whether or not he knew of the situation. + The key question of what caused the leak remains unanswered. + (formal) He put a question to the minister about the recent reforms. + I hope the police don't ask any awkward questions. + The government doesn't have the answers to these difficult questions. + In an interview try to ask open questions that don't just need 'Yes' or 'No' as an answer.
2 [C] ~ (of sth) a matter or topic that needs to be discussed or dealt with: Let's look at the question of security. + The question which needs to be addressed is one of funding. + Which route is better remains an open question (= it is not decided).
3 [U] doubt or uncertainty about sth: Her honesty is beyond question. + His suitability for the job is open to question. + Her version of events was accepted without question.
Idioms: bring / throw sth into question to cause sth to become a matter for doubt and discussion: This case brings into question the whole purpose of the law.
come into question to become a matter for doubt and discussion
good question! (spoken) used to show that you do not know the answer to a question: 'How much is all this going to cost?' 'Good question!'
in question
1 that is being discussed: On the day in question we were in Cardiff.
2 in doubt; uncertain: The future of public transport is not in question.
just / merely / only a question of (sth / doing sth) used to say that sth is not difficult to predict, explain, do, etc: It's merely a question of time before the business collapses. + It's just a question of deciding what you really want.
out of the question impossible or not allowed and therefore not worth discussing: Another trip abroad this year is out of the question.
there is / was no question of (sth happening / sb doing sth) there is/was no possibility of sth: There was no question of him cancelling the trip so near the departure date.
more at BEG, CALL v., MOOT adj., POP v.
+ verb
1 [VN] ~ sb (about / on sth) to ask sb questions about sth, especially officially: She was arrested and questioned about the fire. + The students were questioned on the books they had been studying. + Over half of those questioned said they rarely took any exercise. [also V speech]
2 to have or express doubts or suspicions about sth: [VN] I just accepted what he told me. I never thought to question it. + No one has ever questioned her judgement. + [V wh-] He questioned whether the accident was solely the truck driver's fault.
Collocation Dictionary

1 sentence, etc. that asks sth


pointed, probing, searching
He became embarrassed when a journalist asked him pointed questions about his finances.
| awkward, difficult, embarrassing, tricky | personal | academic, hypothetical, rhetorical | leading, loaded
The judge told him not to ask the witness leading questions.
| good, pertinent, relevant | simple | daft, inane, silly, stupid | direct, straight
I wanted to find out how old he was without asking him a direct question.
| exam, multiple choice, quiz, test


ask (sb) | have
Have any of the audience got questions for our speaker?
| address, put
I'd like to put a question to the first speaker.
| bombard sb with, fire
The children bombarded us with questions. The interview panel fired questions at me from all angles.
| frame, phrase
I need to phrase my question rather carefully.
| face | answer, reply to, respond to | do (used only about written questions)
I couldn't do Question 6.
| field
The chairperson fielded technical questions that she could not answer herself.
| evade, parry
He skilfully parried all the interviewer's most probing questions.


~ about
She refused to answer questions about her private life.
| ~ as to
Don't be afraid to ask questions as to why things are done in the way they are.
| ~ concerning/regarding/relating to
The former minister faced questions concerning his role in the affair.

2 issue


burning, challenging, controversial, difficult, unanswerable, vexed
We come now to the vexed question of pension rights.
| crucial, fundamental, important, key | delicate, sensitive | economic, ethical, political, etc.


bring up, pose, raise
The new play poses some challenging questions.
| consider, discuss, examine | address, deal with, face, tackle | answer, decide, find a solution to | come to


arise | remain unanswered
Only one question remains unanswered.


~ about
fundamental questions about the nature of our society
| ~ for
one of the crucial questions for the jury
| ~ of
questions of national security Now it's just a question of getting the wording of the statement right.

3 doubt


come into | call into
It does call into question the decision to send troops into the area.
| be open to
The government's handling of the whole affair remains open to question.


beyond ~
Her loyalty is beyond question.
| in ~
His sincerity is not in question.
| without ~
It was, without question, the worst day of my life.
| ~ about
There is no question about her enthusiasm for the job.
| ~ as to
I did have some questions as to his motive in coming.



closely, further


She was closely questioned about her whereabouts on the night of the murder.
| in connection with
A man is being questioned in connection with the robbery.
| on
He was questioned on his role in the affair.

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