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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·quire v. i. [imp. & p. p. Inquired p. pr. & vb. n. Inquiring.]  [Written also enquire.]
 1. To ask a question; to seek for truth or information by putting queries.
    We will call the damsel, and inquire.   --Gen. xxiv. 57.
    Then David inquired of the Lord yet again. And the Lord answered him.   --1 Sam. xxiii. 4.
 2. To seek to learn anything by recourse to the proper means of knowledge; to make examination.
 And inquire
 Gladly into the ways of God with man.   --Miltom.
 Note:This word is followed by of before the person asked; as, to inquire of a neighbor. It is followed by concerning, after, or about, before the subject of inquiry; as, his friends inquired about or concerning his welfare. “Thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this.” --Eccl. vii. 10. It is followed by into when search is made for particular knowledge or information; as, to inquire into the cause of a sudden death. It is followed by for or after when a place or person is sought, or something is missing. Inquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul of Tarsus.” --Acts ix. 11.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·quir·ing, a. Given to inquiry; disposed to investigate causes; curious; as, an inquiring mind.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : given to inquiry; "an inquiring mind" [ant: uninquiring]
      n : a request for information [syn: questioning]