What does the word inquiry mean?

Usage examples for inquiry

  1. She answered, as you have done, my inquiry about Mr. Lyon, that he left for the South a few days before." – The Good Time Coming by T. S. Arthur
  2. His son looked at him with a further inquiry. – The Story of a New York House by Henry Cuyler Bunner
  3. My inquiry and wish seemed to puzzle Inyoni, who told me she was well, but that I must not see her yet, as the chief had so ordered it. – The White Chief of the Caffres by A.W. Drayson