survey (plural surveys)
- The act of surveying; a general view.
- Under his proud survey the city lies.
- A particular view; an examination, especially an official examination, of a particular group of items, in order to ascertain the condition, quantity, or quality.
- A survey of the stores of a ship; a survey of roads and bridges; a survey of buildings.
- The operation of finding the contour, dimensions, position, or other particulars of any part of the Earth's surface.
- A measured plan and description of any portion of country.
- The owners of the adjoining plots had conflicting surveys.
- An examination of the opinions of a group of people.
- The local council conducted a survey of its residents to help it decide whether to go ahead with the roadside waste collection service.
- A questionnaire or similar instrument used for examining the opinions of a group of people.
- I just filled out that survey on roadside waste pick-up.
- (historical) An auction at which a farm is let for three lives.
- (US) A district for the collection of customs under a particular officer.
- French: enquête
- German: Untersuchung
- Italian: indagine
- Portuguese: levantamento, enquete
- Russian: обсле́дование
- Spanish: supervisión, encuesta
- French: reconnaissance
- Italian: ricognizione
- Russian: топографический
- Spanish: campaña topográfica, levantamiento topográfico
survey (surveys, present participle surveying; past and past participle surveyed)
- To inspect, or take a view of; to view with attention, as from a high place; to overlook
- He stood on a hill, and surveyed the surrounding country.
- 1667, John Milton, “Book 3”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
- Round he surveys and well might, where he stood, So high above.
- To view with a scrutinizing eye; to examine.
- With such altered looks, . . . All pale and speechless, he surveyed me round.
- To examine with reference to condition, situation, value, etc.; to examine and ascertain the state of
- It was his job to survey buildings in order to determine their value and risks.
- 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
- to survey land or a coast
- 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.
- To investigate the opinions, experiences, etc., of people by asking them questions; to conduct a survey; to administer a questionnaire.
- Russian: обозрева́ть
- Spanish: reconocer
- Russian: межева́ть
- Spanish: encuestar