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, 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)

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

  9. Origin: [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.]

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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How to say survey in sign language?

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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. Michael Irwig:

    Basically, nobody had really done a similar survey before.

  2. New Yorkers:

    To our knowledge, this is the first such survey in New York City.

  3. Myron Ebell:

    It's a way to survey the landscape before reopening the endangerment finding.

  4. Jack Allen:

    The survey evidence points to fairly sluggish growth over the rest of the year.

  5. George Santayana:

    A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.

Images & Illustrations of survey

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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
  • 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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