Definitions

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  • n. One who enquires.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who inquires or examines; questioner; investigator.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who inquires, searches, or examines; a seeker; an investigator. Also enquirer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who asks a question

Etymologies

to inquire + -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Nobody, but we two, knew that the inquirer was the Count de St. Alyre.

    The Room in the Dragon Volant

  • The inquirer is a little man with a thin face, and a voice which might be disagreeable, were it not mellowed by good nature.

    A Tramp's Wallet stored by an English goldsmith during his wanderings in Germany and France

  • The inquirer was a Scotchman about thirty years of age; he wore dark glasses and was decently clad; he had been discharged from St. Bartholomew's

    London's Underworld

  • 'Don't stop to ask questions, cast-iron head,' replied the long man, with great disgust, taking it for granted that the inquirer was a footman; 'but open the door.'

    The Pickwick papers

  • To declare the truth about matters of high interest which a man honors and loves, among wise men who love him, need occasion no fear or faltering in his mind; but to carry on an argument when you are yourself only a hesitating inquirer, which is my condition, is a dangerous and slippery thing; and the danger is not that I shall be laughed at (of which the fear would be childish), but that I shall miss the truth where I have most need to be sure of my footing, and drag my friends after me in my fall.

    The Republic of Plato

  • Fifthly, that may perhaps be of some assistance to an inquirer which is the ruin and destruction of a believer; viz., a brief review, as in passage, of the opinions now received, with their varieties and sects, that they may touch and rouse the intellect and no more.

    Preparative toward a Natural and Experimental History

  • One I recognised as an "inquirer" who had been brought to my rooms some time previously; the other was a lad I had not seen before.

    In Bohemia with Du Maurier The First Of A Series Of Reminiscences

  • ‘Don’t stop to ask questions, cast – iron head,’ replied the long man, with great disgust, taking it for granted that the inquirer was a footman; ‘but open the door.’

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • Why not quote the "inquirer" after all, both do REAL credible reporting … I'm sure this passed the polit bureau in the Washington post but obviously no one thought to run this by a thinker … you know some one with a brain who uses it on a regular basis ….

    Mother Earth News Latest 10 Articles

  • The ambition of the inquirer seemed to limit itself to the annihilation of those visions on which my interest in science was chiefly founded.

    Chapter 3

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