What does Survey mean?

Definitions for Survey
sərˈveɪ; ˈsɜr veɪ, sərˈveɪSur·vey

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Survey.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. survey, studynoun

    a detailed critical inspection

  2. sketch, survey, resumenoun

    short descriptive summary (of events)

  3. view, survey, sightverb

    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, appraiseverb

    consider in a comprehensive way

    "He appraised the situation carefully before acting"

  5. surveyverb

    look over carefully or inspect

    "He surveyed his new classmates"

  6. surveil, follow, surveyverb

    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, surveyverb

    hold a review (of troops)

  8. surveyverb

    make a survey of; for statistical purposes

  9. surveyverb

    plot a map of (land)

Wiktionary

  1. surveynoun

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

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

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

  2. surveynoun

    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.

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

  3. surveynoun

    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.

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

  4. surveyverb

    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.

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

  5. surveyverb

    To view with a scrutinizing eye; to examine.

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

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

  6. surveyverb

    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.

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

  7. surveyverb

    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.

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

  8. surveyverb

    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.

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

  9. surveyverb

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Surveyverb

    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

    Etymology: [OF. surveoir, surveer; sur, sor, over, E. sur + veoir, veeir, to see, F. voir, L. videre. See Sur-, and Vision, and cf. Supervise.]

  2. Surveyverb

    to view with a scrutinizing eye; to examine

    Etymology: [OF. surveoir, surveer; sur, sor, over, E. sur + veoir, veeir, to see, F. voir, L. videre. See Sur-, and Vision, and cf. Supervise.]

  3. Surveyverb

    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

    Etymology: [OF. surveoir, surveer; sur, sor, over, E. sur + veoir, veeir, to see, F. voir, L. videre. See Sur-, and Vision, and cf. Supervise.]

  4. Surveyverb

    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

    Etymology: [OF. surveoir, surveer; sur, sor, over, E. sur + veoir, veeir, to see, F. voir, L. videre. See Sur-, and Vision, and cf. Supervise.]

  5. Surveyverb

    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

    Etymology: [OF. surveoir, surveer; sur, sor, over, E. sur + veoir, veeir, to see, F. voir, L. videre. See Sur-, and Vision, and cf. Supervise.]

  6. Surveynoun

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

    Etymology: [OF. surveoir, surveer; sur, sor, over, E. sur + veoir, veeir, to see, F. voir, L. videre. See Sur-, and Vision, and cf. Supervise.]

  7. Surveynoun

    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

    Etymology: [OF. surveoir, surveer; sur, sor, over, E. sur + veoir, veeir, to see, F. voir, L. videre. See Sur-, and Vision, and cf. Supervise.]

  8. Surveynoun

    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

    Etymology: [OF. surveoir, surveer; sur, sor, over, E. sur + veoir, veeir, to see, F. voir, L. videre. See Sur-, and Vision, and cf. Supervise.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Survey

    sur-vā′, v.t. to see or look over: to inspect: to superintend: to examine: to measure and estimate, as land—(obs.) Surview′.—ns. Sur′vey, oversight: view: examination: the measuring of land, or of a country: general view: a description of the condition, use, &c. of property to be insured: an auction at which a farm is let for three lives: (U.S.) a district for the collection of customs under a particular officer; Survey′ing, the art of ascertaining the boundaries and superficial extent of any portion of the earth's surface; Survey′or, an overseer: a measurer of land; Survey′orship. [O. Fr. surveoir—L. super, over, vidēre, to see.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. survey

    An inspection or examination made by several practical officers into the condition of any stores belonging to a ship. Also, those important astronomical observations, soundings, and other data, collected by officers who are employed in constructing charts and plans of seas, shoals, rocks, harbours, &c.

Editors Contribution

  1. survey

    To view in detail and provide a summary or report.

    The contract manager completed a site survey and is delighted to report the location is clean, tidy and neat.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 17, 2020  

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Survey in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Survey in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Survey in a Sentence

  1. Jesse Hurwitz:

    The survey data suggest better spending on healthcare services, in particular at outpatient care facilities and other medical service providers.

  2. Ian Stewart:

    Perceptions of uncertainty have soared to levels last associated with the euro crisis five years ago, the spike in uncertainty has had a toxic effect on business sentiment, with optimism dropping to the lowest level since our survey started in 2007 -- lower, even, than in the wake of the failure of Lehman in late 2008.

  3. The RSPB:

    Recent data from the Breeding Bird Survey suggest continuing population declines affecting starlings in England and Wales since 1995, the cause of the starling decline in the U.K. is unknown.

  4. Michael Irwig:

    Basically, nobody had really done a similar survey before.

  5. Mukaibar Shah:

    If the mainstream media survey shows that the economy pegs high GDP Growth, it means the economy is going to contract and fall

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Translations for Survey

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  • مسحArabic
  • arolwgWelsh
  • Umfrage, UntersuchungGerman
  • informe, encuesta, inspeccionar, campaña topográfica, supervisiónSpanish
  • uurimaEstonian
  • بررسیPersian
  • tarkastaa, kartoitus, yleissilmäys, maanmittaus, tarkastus, tarkastella, katselmus, katsastaa, katsaus, määrittää, yleiskatsaus, tarkkaillaFinnish
  • sondage, enquête, reconnaissance, arpentage, inspecterFrench
  • tomhas, suirbhidh, tomhaisScottish Gaelic
  • 調査, 見渡す, 見回す, 見廻す, 測量Japanese
  • contemplatioLatin
  • tiro whānui, rūri, wea, rūritangaMāori
  • undersøkelseNorwegian
  • onderzoeken, rapport, rapporteren, onderzoek, enquête, inspectieDutch
  • ankieta, nadzórPolish
  • inspecionar, investigar, levantamento, supervisãoPortuguese
  • studiuRomanian
  • межевать, съёмка, осматривать, обследовать, инспектирование, обзор, исследование, обозрение, обследование, межевание, осмотр, инспектировать, обозревать, опросRussian
  • земљомерство, zemljomerstvoSerbo-Croatian
  • granskning, besiktning, inspektionSwedish
  • anketTurkish

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