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sur·vey

 (sər-vā′, sûr′vā′)
v. sur·veyed, sur·vey·ing, sur·veys
v.tr.
1.
a. To look over the parts, features, or contents of; view broadly: surveyed the neighborhood from a rooftop; surveyed the shelves in the pantry.
b. To look at or examine carefully and appraise: surveyed the storm damage. See Synonyms at see1.
2. To determine the boundaries, area, or elevations of (land or structures on the earth's surface) by means of measuring angles and distances, using the techniques of geometry and trigonometry.
3. Chiefly British To inspect and determine the structural condition of (a building).
4. To conduct a statistical survey on: surveyed the students for music preferences.
v.intr.
To make a survey.
n. (sûr′vā′)pl. sur·veys
1.
a. A general or comprehensive view: a survey of the battlefield.
b. A careful inspection or appraisal: doing a survey of the literature on the subject.
2. A gathering of a sample of data or opinions considered to be representative of a whole.
3.
a. The act or process of surveying a part of the earth's surface.
b. A map of what has been surveyed.
c. An administrative agency charged with the responsibility of surveying: the US Geological Survey.
4. A document reporting the results of a survey.

[Middle English surveien, from Old French surveeir, from Medieval Latin supervidēre : Latin super-, super- + Latin vidēre, to look; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]

sur·vey′or n.

surveyor

(sɜːˈveɪə)
n
1. (Surveying) a person whose occupation is to survey land or buildings. See also quantity surveyor
2. (Surveying) chiefly Brit a person concerned with the official inspection of something for purposes of measurement and valuation
3. (Surveying) a person who carries out surveys, esp of ships (marine surveyor) to determine seaworthiness, etc
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a customs official
5. archaic a supervisor
surˈveyorˌship n

sur•vey•or

(sərˈveɪ ər)

n.
1. a person whose occupation is surveying.
2. an overseer or supervisor.
[1375–1425; < Anglo-French surveiour, Middle French, =surve(i)- (see survey) + -our -or2]
sur•vey′or•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.surveyor - an engineer who determines the boundaries and elevations of land or structuressurveyor - an engineer who determines the boundaries and elevations of land or structures
applied scientist, engineer, technologist - a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems
lineman - the surveyor who marks positions with a range pole
locater, locator - a person who fixes the boundaries of land claims
2.surveyor - someone who conducts a statistical survey
actuary, statistician - someone versed in the collection and interpretation of numerical data (especially someone who uses statistics to calculate insurance premiums)
Translations
مَاسِحُ الأَرَاضيمَسّاح إخْتِصاصي
zeměměřič
bygningsinspektørlandinspektørlandmåler
maanmittarimaanmittausinsinööri
geodet
földmérõ
鑑定士
감정인
zememerač
besiktningsman
ผู้สำรวจ
bina eksperikadastro memuruyapı kontrolörü
giám định viên

surveyor

[səˈveɪəʳ] N (Brit) [of land] → agrimensor(a) m/f, topógrafo/a m/f; [of property] → tasador(a) m/f (de la propiedad), perito mf tasador(a)

surveyor

[sərˈveɪər] n
[building] → expert(e) m/f
[land] → arpenteur m géomètre, géomètre mf

surveyor

n (= land surveyor)Landvermesser(in) m(f); (= building surveyor)Bauinspektor(in) m(f), → Baugutachter(in) m(f)

surveyor

[səˈve/ɛ7əʳ] n (of buildings) → perito; (of land) → agrimensore m

survey

(səˈvei) verb
1. to look at, or view, in a general way. He surveyed his neat garden with satisfaction.
2. to examine carefully or in detail.
3. to measure, and estimate the position, shape etc of (a piece of land etc). They have started to survey the piece of land that the new motorway will pass through.
4. to make a formal or official inspection of (a house etc that is being offered for sale).
(ˈsəːvei) noun
1. a look or examination; a report. After a brief survey of the damage he telephoned the police; He has written a survey of crime in big cities.
2. a careful measurement of land etc.
surˈveyor noun
a person whose job is to survey buildings or land.

surveyor

مَاسِحُ الأَرَاضي zeměměřič landmåler Landvermesser τοπογράφος perito maanmittausinsinööri arpenteur geodet perito 鑑定士 감정인 landmeter kontrollør inspektor inspetor инспектор besiktningsman ผู้สำรวจ yapı kontrolörü giám định viên 测量师
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But now, should you go thither to seek him, you would inquire in vain for the Locofoco Surveyor.
I saw the fences half consumed, their ends lost in the middle of the prairie, and some worldly miser with a surveyor looking after his bounds, while heaven had taken place around him, and he did not see the angels going to and fro, but was looking for an old post-hole in the midst of paradise.
It offered his services now in the humble capacities of land surveyor and expert accountant.
Trabb measured and calculated me, in the parlour, as if I were an estate and he the finest species of surveyor, and gave himself such a world of trouble that I felt that no suit of clothes could possibly remunerate him for his pains.
One day he carried off a young girl, the daughter of a surveyor of Frosinone.
Thompson, surveyor to the Northwest Company; who, by the joint means of the barometer and trigonometric measurement, ascertained it to be twenty-five thousand feet above the level of the sea; an elevation only inferior to that of the Himalayas.
They are gone back to Kellynch, and almost made me swear to visit them this summer; but my first visit to Kellynch will be with a surveyor, to tell me how to bring it with best advantage to the hammer.
I expect my surveyor from Brockham with his report in the morning; and afterwards I cannot in decency fail attending the club.
Master Dreux-Raguier, surveyor of the woods and forests of the king our sovereign, in the land of France, Champagne and Brie
After his wedding your father gave up his occupation as land- surveyor, and with his wife's dowry of fifteen thousand roubles went in for commercial speculations.
Garth had failed in the building business, which he had unfortunately added to his other avocations of surveyor, valuer, and agent, had conducted that business for a time entirely for the benefit of his assignees, and had been living narrowly, exerting himself to the utmost that he might after all pay twenty shillings in the pound.