Definition of enquiry in English:


Line breaks: en|quiry
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkwʌɪri

noun (plural enquiries)

1An act of asking for information: the police were making enquiries in all the neighbouring pubs [mass noun]: her mind was buzzing with possible lines of enquiry
More example sentences
  • On making enquiries he hears the Champion has moved down to another road.
  • Recently a family were making enquiries about a Bernie Madden, long deceased now.
  • Despite making enquiries the gentleman who found the money has still not located the owner.
1.1An official investigation.
More example sentences
  • She say they are awaiting the results of the official enquiry.
  • The exact circumstances of his death are to be investigated by three separate enquiries.
  • A police accident and investigation team were called to the scene and an enquiry has been launched.

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