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Webster 1913 Edition


Quaere


Quæ′re

,
Verb.
imperat
ive.
[L., imperative of
quaerere
to seek.]
Inquire; question; see; – used to signify doubt or to suggest investigation.

Webster 1828 Edition


Quaere

QUAERE

, [L.] Inquire; better written query, which see.

Definition 2022


quaere

quaere

See also: quære

English

Alternative forms

Verb

quaere (third-person singular simple present quaeres, present participle quaering, simple past and past participle quaered)

  1. (archaic) To ask or query; used imperatively to introduce a question or signify doubt.
    • 1970, Patrick O'Brian, Master and Commander:
      Now, she cannot express her emotions fully: Quaere: will she feel them fully?

Noun

quaere (plural quaeres)

  1. (archaic) A question or query.
    • 1761, Laurence Sterne, The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, volume 3 (Penguin 2003, page #216):
      Had ten dozen of hornets stung him behind in so many places all at one time,—he could not have [...] started half so much, as with one single quære of three words unseasonably popping in full upon him.

References

  • 1902: Websters International Dictionary.
  • 1984: Concise Oxford.
  • quaere” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

Latin

Verb

quaere

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of quaerō