American Dictionary of the English Language

Dictionary Search


INQUI'RY, noun

1. The act of inquiring; a seeking for information by asking questions; interrogation.

The men who were sent from Cornelius, had made inquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate. Acts 10:1.

2. Search for truth, information or knowledge; research; examination into facts or principles by proposing and discussing questions, by solving problems, by experiments or other modes; as physical inquiries; inquiries about philosophical knowledge.

The first inquiry of a rational being should be, who made me? the second, why was I made? who is my Creator, and what is his will?