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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  5. surveyverb

    To view with a scrutinizing eye; to examine.

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

  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.

  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.

  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.

  9. surveyverb

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Surveynoun

    View; prospect.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    Her stars in all their vast survey
    Useless besides! John Milton.

    Under his proud survey the city lies,
    And like a mist beneath a hill doth rise. John Denham.

    No longer letted of his prey,
    He leaps up at it with enrag’d desire,
    O’erlooks the neighbours with a wide survey,
    And nods at ev’ry house his threat’ning fire. Dryden.

  2. To SURVEYverb

    Etymology: surveoir, old French.

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

    Though with those streams he no resemblance hold,
    Whose foam is amber and their gravel gold;
    His genuine and less guilty wealth t’explore,
    Search not his bottom, but survey his shore. John Denham.

    The husbandman’s self came that way,
    Of custom to survey his ground,
    And his trees of state incompass round. Edmund Spenser.

    Early abroad he did the world survey,
    As if he knew he had not long to stay. Edmund Waller.

    With such alter’d looks
    All pale and speechless, he survey’d me round. Dryden.

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

  2. Surveyverb

    to view with a scrutinizing eye; to examine

  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

  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

  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

  6. Surveynoun

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

  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

  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

  9. 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. Mark Bauerlein:

    Their stylistic tics are nonsensical fluff: 'Like ... Like ... Like ...,' sentences punctuated with 'N Stuff,' mindless clichés such as 'Omigod!' and 'Awesome.' In their writing, they aren't much better. Let's be clear about every standardized test score and every survey of teachers and employers: the writing of students and younger workers is a mess.

  2. Veenu Gupta:

    We have to do a very intensive survey within a 3 kilometer radius of where the first case was recorded.

  3. Brantner Smith:

    I want the American public to hear about that, and based on our survey, the American public wants to hear about that. They want to hear the testimony. Brantner Smith know, we have a Las Vegas police officer who is still paralyzed from the Black Lives Matter riots. We have thousands of police officers around the country who are retiring because of post-traumatic stress because of the riots.

  4. Tina Vandersteel:

    JPM had launched a survey, which I'd completed, about what to do about VENZ. The feedback I gave them was, per their index liquidity rules, while the sanctions prevailed, they should be removed.

  5. An Ohio sheriff office:

    Deputies said they used a drone to survey the surrounding area, following tire tracks left behind that led officers to an abandoned house. Ground units then located the ATV covered with brush. End result, one happy kid !

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Translations for Survey

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  • مسحArabic
  • arolwgWelsh
  • Untersuchung, UmfrageGerman
  • campaña topográfica, encuesta, supervisión, informe, inspeccionarSpanish
  • uurimaEstonian
  • بررسیPersian
  • maanmittaus, yleissilmäys, yleiskatsaus, määrittää, tarkkailla, tarkastus, katselmus, tarkastella, katsastaa, kartoitus, katsaus, tarkastaaFinnish
  • arpentage, reconnaissance, sondage, enquête, inspecterFrench
  • suirbhidh, tomhas, tomhaisScottish Gaelic
  • 見渡す, 見廻す, 測量, 見回す, 調査Japanese
  • contemplatioLatin
  • rūritanga, rūri, tiro whānui, weaMāori
  • undersøkelseNorwegian
  • onderzoek, rapporteren, inspectie, onderzoeken, enquête, rapportDutch
  • ankieta, nadzórPolish
  • inspecionar, levantamento, supervisão, investigarPortuguese
  • studiuRomanian
  • обозревать, инспектировать, опрос, межевать, осмотр, межевание, обследование, обозрение, исследование, обзор, инспектирование, обследовать, осматривать, съёмкаRussian
  • zemljomerstvo, земљомерствоSerbo-Croatian
  • inspektion, besiktning, granskningSwedish
  • anketTurkish

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