Meaning of INQUIRY in English

INQUIRY

/in kwuyeur"ee, in"kweuh ree/ , n. , pl. inquiries .

1. a seeking or request for truth, information, or knowledge.

2. an investigation, as into an incident: a Congressional inquiry into the bribery charges.

3. the act of inquiring or of seeking information by questioning; interrogation.

4. a question; query.

Also, enquiry .

[ 1400-50; INQUIRE + -Y 3 ; r. late ME enquery ]

Syn. 1. study, scrutiny, exploration. See investigation .

Ant. 4. answer, reply.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .