Definitions for Surveysərˈveɪ; ˈsɜr veɪ, sərˈveɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sur•veysərˈveɪ; ˈsɜr veɪ, sərˈveɪ(v.; n.; v.t.)

  1. to view, consider, or study in a general or comprehensive way:

    to survey a situation.

  2. to view in detail, esp. to inspect, examine, or appraise in order to ascertain condition, value, etc.

  3. to conduct a survey of or among:

    to survey TV viewers.

  4. to determine the exact dimensions and position of (a tract of land) by measurements and the application of geometric and trigonometric principles.

    Category: Surveying

  5. (v.i.)to survey land; practice surveying.

    Category: Surveying

  6. (n.)a general or comprehensive view, description, course of study, etc.:

    a survey of Italian painting.

  7. a sampling, or partial collection, of facts, figures, or opinions taken and used to indicate what a complete collection and analysis might reveal.

  8. a detailed formal or official examination, as to ascertain condition, character, etc.

  9. the act of surveying a tract of land. a plan or description resulting from this. an agency that makes such determinations:

    U.S. Geological Survey.

    Category: Surveying

Origin of survey:

1425–75; < AF surveier, MF surv(e)ier, surveoir to oversee = sur- sur - +veier < L vidēre to see

sur•vey′a•ble(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. survey, study(noun)

    a detailed critical inspection

  2. sketch, survey, resume(noun)

    short descriptive summary (of events)

  3. view, survey, sight(verb)

    the act of looking or seeing or observing

    "he tried to get a better view of it"; "his survey of the battlefield was limited"

  4. survey, appraise(verb)

    consider in a comprehensive way

    "He appraised the situation carefully before acting"

  5. survey(verb)

    look over carefully or inspect

    "He surveyed his new classmates"

  6. surveil, follow, survey(verb)

    keep under surveillance

    "The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing"

  7. review, go over, survey(verb)

    hold a review (of troops)

  8. survey(verb)

    make a survey of; for statistical purposes

  9. survey(verb)

    plot a map of (land)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. survey(noun)ərˈveɪ; n. ˈsɜr veɪ, sərˈveɪ

    a list of questions designed to find out people's opinions, beliefs, etc.

    Recent surveys show that people are more concerned about the environment.; to conduct a survey

  2. surveyərˈveɪ; n. ˈsɜr veɪ, sərˈveɪ

    an inspection of an area of land to make a map of it

    a survey of the construction site

  3. survey(verb)ərˈveɪ; n. ˈsɜr veɪ, sərˈveɪ

    to inspect or examine sth, especially to check its condition

    The inspectors surveyed the entrance to the mine.

  4. surveyərˈveɪ; n. ˈsɜr veɪ, sərˈveɪ

    to question people to find out their opinions, beliefs, etc.

    We'll be surveying people from a range of backgrounds.

  5. surveyərˈveɪ; n. ˈsɜr veɪ, sərˈveɪ

    to inspect an area of land to make a map of it

Wiktionary

  1. survey(Noun)

    The act of surveying; a general view, as from above.

    "Under his proud survey the city lies." -Sir John Denham.

  2. survey(Noun)

    A particular view; an examination, especially an official examination, of all the parts or particulars of a thing, with a design to ascertain the condition, quantity, or quality; as, a survey of the stores of a ship; a survey of roads and bridges; a survey of buildings.

  3. survey(Noun)

    The operation of finding the contour, dimensions, position, or other particulars of, as any part of the earth's surface, whether land or water; also, a measured plan and description of any portion of country, or of a road or line through it.

  4. survey(Verb)

    To inspect, or take a view of; to view with attention, as from a high place; to overlook; as, to stand on a hill, and survey the surrounding country.

    "Round he surveys and well might, where he stood, So high above." -John Milton.

  5. survey(Verb)

    To view with a scrutinizing eye; to examine.

    "With such altered looks, . . . All pale and speechless, he surveyed me round." -John Dryden.

  6. survey(Verb)

    To examine with reference to condition, situation, value, etc.; to examine and ascertain the state of; as, to survey a building in order to determine its value and exposure to loss by fire.

  7. survey(Verb)

    To determine the form, extent, position, etc., of, as a tract of land, a coast, harbor, or the like, by means of linear and angular measurements, and the application of the principles of geometry and trigonometry; as, to survey land or a coast.

  8. survey(Verb)

    To examine and ascertain, as the boundaries and royalties of a manor, the tenure of the tenants, and the rent and value of the same.

  9. survey(Verb)

    To dispose of after determining that something is no longer useful for its intended purpose (military) "Surveyed Old Rope." -William Bligh.

  10. Origin: From sourveoir, surveer, from sour-, sur- + veoir, veeir, from videre. See sur- and vision.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Survey(verb)

    to inspect, or take a view of; to view with attention, as from a high place; to overlook; as, to stand on a hill, and survey the surrounding country

  2. Survey(verb)

    to view with a scrutinizing eye; to examine

  3. Survey(verb)

    to examine with reference to condition, situation, value, etc.; to examine and ascertain the state of; as, to survey a building in order to determine its value and exposure to loss by fire

  4. Survey(verb)

    to determine the form, extent, position, etc., of, as a tract of land, a coast, harbor, or the like, by means of linear and angular measurments, and the application of the principles of geometry and trigonometry; as, to survey land or a coast

  5. Survey(verb)

    to examine and ascertain, as the boundaries and royalties of a manor, the tenure of the tenants, and the rent and value of the same

  6. Survey(noun)

    the act of surveying; a general view, as from above

  7. Survey(noun)

    a particular view; an examination, especially an official examination, of all the parts or particulars of a thing, with a design to ascertain the condition, quantity, or quality; as, a survey of the stores of a ship; a survey of roads and bridges; a survey of buildings

  8. Survey(noun)

    the operation of finding the contour, dimensions, position, or other particulars of, as any part of the earth's surface, whether land or water; also, a measured plan and description of any portion of country, or of a road or line through it

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Survey' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1296

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Survey' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1984

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Survey' in Nouns Frequency: #460

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Survey' in Verbs Frequency: #1020


Translations for Survey

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

survey(verb)

a look or examination; a report

After a brief survey of the damage he telephoned the police; He has written a survey of crime in big cities.

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