1 a detailed critical inspection [syn: study]
3 the act of looking or seeing or observing; "he tried to get a better view of it"; "his survey of the battlefield was limited" [syn: view, sight]
1 consider in a comprehensive way; "He appraised the situation carefully before acting" [syn: appraise]
2 look over in a comprehensively, inspect; "He surveyed his new classmates"
3 keep under surveillance; "The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing" [syn: surveil, follow]
5 make a survey of; for statistical purposes
6 plot a map of (land)
EtymologyFrom surveoir, surveer (French surveiller), from sur, sor, English sur + veoir, veeir, voir, videre. See sur- and vision.
- The act of surveying; a general view, as from above.
- "Under his proud survey the city lies." -Sir J. Denham.
- 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.
- 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.
act of surveying
- Finnish: yleiskatsaus, yleissilmäys
- French: examiner, explorer, fouiller, rechercher, reconnaître
- Serbian: zemljomerstvo
- Finnish: tarkastus, katselmus, katsaus
operation of finding the contour, dimensions or position as any part of the earth's surface
- Finnish: kartoitus, maanmittaus
- French: reconnaissance
- 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." -Milton.
- To view with a scrutinizing eye; to examine.
- "With such altered looks, . . . All pale and speechless, he surveyed me round." -Dryden.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 view as from a high place
- Japanese: 見回す, 見廻す, 見渡す
to inspect; to examine
- French: inspecter
- Japanese: 見渡す
- Portuguese: inspecionar
to determine the status or value of
- Japanese: 見渡す
to determine the form or borders of
- Spanish: informe, estudio de mercado
Survey may refer to:
- Surveying, the technique and science of measuring positions and distances on Earth
- Aerial survey, a method of collecting information using aerial photography
- Cadastral survey, used to document land ownership, by the production of documents, diagrams, plats, and maps
- Dominion Land Survey, the method used to divide most of Western Canada into one-square-mile sections for agricultural and other purposes
- Public Land Survey System, a method used in the United States to survey and identify land parcels
- Survey township, a square unit of land, six miles (~9.7 km) on a side, used by the U.S. Public Land Survey System
- Statistical survey, a collection of quantitative information about members of a population
- Opinion poll, an informal collection of opinions using sampling
- Quantitative marketing research, the use of surveys to collect data for marketing purposes
- Paid survey, statistical survey which rewards the participant, often used to collect information for marketing purposes
- Questionnaire, a series of questions used to gather information
- Information Technology, a collection of surveys on IT
- Geological survey, an investigation of the subsurface of the ground to create a geological map or model
- Geophysical survey, the systematic collection of geophysical data for spatial studies
- Soil survey, the mapping of the properties and varieties of soil in a given area
- Archaeological field survey, the collection of information by archaeologists prior to excavation
- Hydrographic survey, the gathering of information about navigable waters for the purposes of safe navigation of vessels
- Cave survey, the three-dimensional mapping of underground caverns; the resulting map is also referred to as a survey
- Survey article, a scholarly publication to summarize an area of research
- The Institut Géographique National, a French state establishment which produces and maintains geographical information for France and its territories
- The Survey of India, India's central agency in charge of mapping and surveying
- The Zoological Survey of India studies the fauna of India
- The British Geological Survey, a body which carries out geological survey and monitoring of the UK landmass
- The Ordnance Survey, national mapping agency for Great Britain
- The British Antarctic Survey, conducts scientific research in and around Antarctica for the United Kingdom
- The United States Geological Survey, government scientific research agency which studies the landscape of the United States
- The U.S. National Geodetic Survey, performs geographic surveys as part of the U.S. Department of Commerce
survey in German: Topografie
survey in Polish: Topografia
survey in Simple English: Survey
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