Definition of Enquiry

1. Noun. An instance of questioning. "We made inquiries of all those who were present"

Exact synonyms: Inquiry, Interrogation, Query, Question
Generic synonyms: Inquiring, Questioning
Derivative terms: Enquire, Inquire, Interrogate, Query, Question, Question, Question
Antonyms: Answer



2. Noun. A search for knowledge. "Their pottery deserves more research than it has received"

3. Noun. A systematic investigation of a matter of public interest.
Exact synonyms: Inquiry
Generic synonyms: Investigating, Investigation
Specialized synonyms: Means Test, Inquest
Derivative terms: Enquire, Inquire

Definition of Enquiry

1. n. See Inquiry.

Definition of Enquiry

1. Noun. (British Australian NZ) A question. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Enquiry

1. inquiry [n -RIES] - See also: inquiry

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Enquiry

enqueuing
enquicken
enquickened
enquickening
enquickens
enquire
enquire after
enquired
enquirer
enquirers
enquires
enquirest
enquiries
enquiring
enquiringly
enquiry (current term)
enrace
enraced
enraces
enracing
enrage
enraged
enragedly
enragement
enragements
enrages
enraging
enragingly
enrange
enranged

Literary usage of Enquiry

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the Statistical Society of London by Statistical Society (Great Britain) (1840)
"An enquiry into the Mortality occurring among the Poor of the City oj' Limerick. ... THE following enquiry was at first undertaken merely for the purpose of ..."

2. A History of English Law by William Searle Holdsworth, John Burke (1903)
"Early law did not contemplate any preliminary enquiry into the guilt or ... They do not contemplate a strictly judicial enquiry into the facts of the case.4 ..."

3. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1901)
"They are reprints of Hume's enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, ... Descartes's Method and Hume's enquiry Concerning Human Understanding have ..."

4. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from Its Discovery to the Present by Joseph Sabin, Wilberforce Eames, Bibliographical Society of America, Robert William Glenroie Vail (1873)
"An enquiry into the Origin, Progress, and Present State of Slavery. ... An enquiry into the Principles and Tendency of certain Public Measures. ..."

5. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1880)
"... and regardless of the fact that Lord Raglan's Staff at Headquarters had long ago emerged with high praises from the test of an official enquiry, ..."

6. Journal of the Statistical Society of London by Statistical Society (Great Britain) (1840)
"An enquiry into the Mortality occurring among the Poor of the City oj' Limerick. ... THE following enquiry was at first undertaken merely for the purpose of ..."

7. A History of English Law by William Searle Holdsworth, John Burke (1903)
"Early law did not contemplate any preliminary enquiry into the guilt or ... They do not contemplate a strictly judicial enquiry into the facts of the case.4 ..."

8. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1901)
"They are reprints of Hume's enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, ... Descartes's Method and Hume's enquiry Concerning Human Understanding have ..."

9. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from Its Discovery to the Present by Joseph Sabin, Wilberforce Eames, Bibliographical Society of America, Robert William Glenroie Vail (1873)
"An enquiry into the Origin, Progress, and Present State of Slavery. ... An enquiry into the Principles and Tendency of certain Public Measures. ..."

10. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1880)
"... and regardless of the fact that Lord Raglan's Staff at Headquarters had long ago emerged with high praises from the test of an official enquiry, ..."

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