Questions vs Inquest - What's the difference?

questions | inquest |


As nouns the difference between questions and inquest

is that questions is while inquest is a formal investigation, often held before a jury, especially one into the cause of a death.

questions

English

Alternative forms

* (archaic)

Noun

(head)
  • A game in which players must only say questions, and if they don't they lose. Below is an example of how to play.
  • A: Do you know the time?
    B: Can you wait a second while I look for my watch?
    A: Can't you just look at the clock?
    B: Where's the clock?
    A: What clock?
    B: Do you mean the clock on the wall or the one by the door?
    A: What door?
    B: Can you turn around to see the door?
    A: Turn around like this?
    B: Are there any other ways to turn around?
    A: Can you tell me the time yet?
    B: Do you want it the 12-hour or 24-hour format?
    A: Do you think I care?
    B: What does this number on my watch say?
    A: Can't you read numbers?
    B: Do you want to know the time or not?
    A: Of course I do!
    B: Yes, I've just won!
    A: You've won what?
    B: I've won questions !
    A: Ha, that time I won. One all! Game on!

    Verb

    (head)
  • (question)
  • ----

    inquest

    Alternative forms

    * (obsolete) enquest

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A formal investigation, often held before a jury, especially one into the cause of a death.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1907, author=
  • , title=The Dust of Conflict , chapter=4 citation , passage=The inquest on keeper Davidson was duly held, and at the commencement seemed likely to cause Tony Palliser less anxiety than he had expected.}}
  • The jury hearing such an inquiry, and the result of the inquiry.
  • (rare, obsolete) Enquiry; quest; search.
  • * South
  • the laborious and vexatious inquest that the soul must make after science
    (Spenser)

    Synonyms

    * inquisition