verb (used with object)
to take a general or comprehensive view of or appraise, as a situation, area of study, etc.
to view in detail, especially to inspect, examine, or appraise formally or officially in order to ascertain condition, value, etc.
to conduct a survey of or among:
to survey TV viewers.
to determine the exact form, boundaries, position, extent, etc., of (a tract of land, section of a country, etc.) by linear and angular measurements and the application of the principles of geometry and trigonometry.
verb (used without object)
to survey land; practice surveying.
noun, plural surveys.
an act or instance of surveying or of taking a comprehensive view of something:
The course is a survey of Italian painting.
a formal or official examination of the particulars of something, made in order to ascertain condition, character, etc.
a statement or description embodying the result of this:
They presented their survey to the board of directors.
a sampling, or partial collection, of facts, figures, or opinions taken and used to approximate or indicate what a complete collection and analysis might reveal:
The survey showed the percentage of the population that planned to vote.
the act of determining the exact form, boundaries, position, etc., as of a tract of land or section of a country, by linear measurements, angular measurements, etc.
the plan or description resulting from such an operation.
an agency for making determinations:
U.S. Geological Survey.
verb (sɜːˈveɪ; ˈsɜːveɪ)
(transitive) to view or consider in a comprehensive or general way: to survey the situation
(transitive) to examine carefully, as or as if to appraise value: to survey oneself in a mirror
to plot a detailed map of (an area of land) by measuring or calculating distances and height
(Brit) to inspect a building to determine its condition and value
to examine a vessel thoroughly in order to determine its seaworthiness
(transitive) to run a statistical survey on (incomes, opinions, etc)
a comprehensive or general view: a survey of English literature
a critical, detailed, and formal inspection: a survey of the nation’s hospitals
(Brit) an inspection of a building to determine its condition and value
a report incorporating the results of such an inspection
a body of surveyors
an area surveyed
(statistics) a random sample
noun, Education. 1. an introductory course of study that provides a general view of an academic subject.
verb (used with object) 1. to take a general or comprehensive view of or appraise, as a situation, area of study, etc. 2. to view in detail, especially to inspect, examine, or appraise formally or officially in order to ascertain condition, value, etc. 3. to conduct a survey of or among: to survey TV viewers. […]
noun 1. the science or scientific method of making surveys of land. 2. the occupation of one who makes land surveys. 3. the act of one who surveys: The surveying required nearly two days. verb (used with object) 1. to take a general or comprehensive view of or appraise, as a situation, area of study, […]
noun 1. a person whose occupation is surveying. 2. an overseer or supervisor. 3. Chiefly British. a person who inspects something officially for the purpose of ascertaining condition, value, etc. 4. (formerly) a U.S. customs official responsible for ascertaining the quantity and value of imported merchandise. 5. (initial capital letter) U.S. Aerospace. one of a […]