Associations to the word «Survey»

Wiktionary

SURVEY, noun. The act of surveying; a general view, as from above.
SURVEY, noun. A particular view; an examination, especially an official examination, of a particular group of items, in order to ascertain the condition, quantity, or quality.
SURVEY, noun. An examination of the opinions of a group of people.
SURVEY, noun. A questionnaire or similar instrument used for examining the opinions of a group of people.
SURVEY, noun. The operation of finding the contour, dimensions, position, or other particulars of any part of the earth's surface.
SURVEY, noun. A measured plan and description of any portion of country.
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.
SURVEY, verb. To view with a scrutinizing eye; to examine.
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.
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.
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.
SURVEY METER, noun. An instrument sensitive to ionizing radiations used in prospecting for radioactive deposits.
SURVEY METERS, noun. Plural of survey meter
SURVEY MILE, noun. (US) The mile of 6336/3937 kilometers employed by the United States prior to its adoption of the international mile by treaty in the 1950s.
SURVEY MILES, noun. Plural of survey mile
SURVEY MONUMENT, noun. A surveying reference point marked by a permanently fixed marker.
SURVEY MONUMENTS, noun. Plural of survey monument

Dictionary definition

SURVEY, noun. A detailed critical inspection.
SURVEY, noun. Short descriptive summary (of events).
SURVEY, noun. The act of looking or seeing or observing; "he tried to get a better view of it"; "his survey of the battlefield was limited".
SURVEY, verb. Consider in a comprehensive way; "He appraised the situation carefully before acting".
SURVEY, verb. Look over carefully or inspect; "He surveyed his new classmates".
SURVEY, verb. Keep under surveillance; "The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing".
SURVEY, verb. Hold a review (of troops).
SURVEY, verb. Make a survey of; for statistical purposes.
SURVEY, verb. Plot a map of (land).

Wise words

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