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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.

survey

vb
1. (tr) to view or consider in a comprehensive or general way: to survey the situation.
2. (tr) to examine carefully, as or as if to appraise value: to survey oneself in a mirror.
3. (Surveying) to plot a detailed map of (an area of land) by measuring or calculating distances and height
4. (Surveying) Brit to inspect (a building) to determine its condition and value
5. (Surveying) to examine (a vessel) thoroughly in order to determine its seaworthiness
6. (Statistics) (tr) to run a statistical survey on (incomes, opinions, etc)
n
7. a comprehensive or general view: a survey of English literature.
8. a critical, detailed, and formal inspection: a survey of the nation's hospitals.
9. (Surveying) Brit an inspection of a building to determine its condition and value
10. (Surveying) a report incorporating the results of such an inspection
11. (Surveying)
a. a body of surveyors
b. an area surveyed
12. (Statistics) statistics a random sample
[C15: from French surveoir, from sur-1 + veoir to see, from Latin vidēre]
surˈveyable adj

sur•vey

(v. sərˈveɪ; n. ˈsɜr veɪ, sərˈveɪ)

v.t.
1. to view, consider, or study in a general or comprehensive way: to survey a situation.
2. to view in detail, esp. to inspect, examine, or appraise in order to ascertain condition, value, etc.
3. to conduct a survey of or among: to survey TV viewers.
4. to determine the exact dimensions and position of (a tract of land) by measurements and the application of geometric and trigonometric principles.
v.i.
5. to survey land; practice surveying.
n.
6. a general or comprehensive view, description, course of study, etc.: a survey of Italian painting.
7. a sampling, or partial collection, of facts, figures, or opinions taken and used to indicate what a complete collection and analysis might reveal.
8. a detailed formal or official examination, as to ascertain condition, character, etc.
9.
a. the act of surveying a tract of land.
b. a plan or description resulting from this.
c. an agency that makes such determinations: U.S. Geological Survey.
[1425–75; < Anglo-French surveier, Middle French surv(e)ier, surveoir to oversee = sur- sur- + veier < Latin vidēre to see]
sur•vey′a•ble, adj.

survey

The directed effort to determine the location and the nature of a chemical, biological, and radiological hazard in an area.

survey


Past participle: surveyed
Gerund: surveying

Imperative
survey
survey
Present
I survey
you survey
he/she/it surveys
we survey
you survey
they survey
Preterite
I surveyed
you surveyed
he/she/it surveyed
we surveyed
you surveyed
they surveyed
Present Continuous
I am surveying
you are surveying
he/she/it is surveying
we are surveying
you are surveying
they are surveying
Present Perfect
I have surveyed
you have surveyed
he/she/it has surveyed
we have surveyed
you have surveyed
they have surveyed
Past Continuous
I was surveying
you were surveying
he/she/it was surveying
we were surveying
you were surveying
they were surveying
Past Perfect
I had surveyed
you had surveyed
he/she/it had surveyed
we had surveyed
you had surveyed
they had surveyed
Future
I will survey
you will survey
he/she/it will survey
we will survey
you will survey
they will survey
Future Perfect
I will have surveyed
you will have surveyed
he/she/it will have surveyed
we will have surveyed
you will have surveyed
they will have surveyed
Future Continuous
I will be surveying
you will be surveying
he/she/it will be surveying
we will be surveying
you will be surveying
they will be surveying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been surveying
you have been surveying
he/she/it has been surveying
we have been surveying
you have been surveying
they have been surveying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been surveying
you will have been surveying
he/she/it will have been surveying
we will have been surveying
you will have been surveying
they will have been surveying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been surveying
you had been surveying
he/she/it had been surveying
we had been surveying
you had been surveying
they had been surveying
Conditional
I would survey
you would survey
he/she/it would survey
we would survey
you would survey
they would survey
Past Conditional
I would have surveyed
you would have surveyed
he/she/it would have surveyed
we would have surveyed
you would have surveyed
they would have surveyed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.survey - a detailed critical inspectionsurvey - a detailed critical inspection  
examination, scrutiny - the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
resurvey - a new survey or study
2.survey - short descriptive summary (of events)survey - short descriptive summary (of events)
summary, sum-up - a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form; "he gave a summary of the conclusions"
3.survey - the act of looking or seeing or observingsurvey - the act of looking or seeing or observing; "he tried to get a better view of it"; "his survey of the battlefield was limited"
looking, looking at, look - the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually; "he went out to have a look"; "his look was fixed on her eyes"; "he gave it a good looking at"; "his camera does his looking for him"
eyeful - a full view; a good look; "they wanted to see violence and they got an eyeful"
Verb1.survey - consider in a comprehensive waysurvey - consider in a comprehensive way; "He appraised the situation carefully before acting"
analyse, analyze, examine, study, canvass, canvas - consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives"
2.survey - look over carefully or inspect; "He surveyed his new classmates"
examine, see - observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; "The customs agent examined the baggage"; "I must see your passport before you can enter the country"
overlook - watch over; "I am overlooking her work"
3.survey - keep under surveillance; "The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing"
pursue, follow - follow in or as if in pursuit; "The police car pursued the suspected attacker"; "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"
4.survey - hold a review (of troops)
inspect - look over carefully; "Please inspect your father's will carefully"
5.survey - make a survey of; for statistical purposes
analyse, analyze, examine, study, canvass, canvas - consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives"
canvass, poll, canvas - get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
6.survey - plot a map of (land)
compute, calculate, cipher, cypher, figure, reckon, work out - make a mathematical calculation or computation
triangulate - survey by triangulation; "The land surveyor worked by triangulating the plot"

survey

noun
1. poll, study, research, review, inquiry, investigation, sampling, opinion poll, questionnaire, census According to the survey, overall world trade has also slackened.
2. examination, inspection, scrutiny, overview, once-over (informal), perusal He sniffed the perfume she wore, then gave her a quick survey.
3. valuation, pricing, estimate, assessment, appraisal a structural survey undertaken by a qualified surveyor
verb
1. interview, question, poll, study, research, investigate, sample, canvass, cross-examine Only 18 percent of those surveyed opposed the idea.
2. look over, view, scan, examine, observe, contemplate, supervise, inspect, eyeball (slang), scrutinize, size up, take stock of, eye up, recce (slang), reconnoitre He pushed himself to his feet and surveyed the room.
3. measure, estimate, prospect, assess, appraise, triangulate Geological experts were commissioned to survey the land.

survey

verb
1. To look at carefully or critically:
Informal: case.
Idiom: give a going-over.
2. To look at or on attentively or carefully:
3. To view broadly or from a height:
noun
1. A close or systematic study:
2. A general or comprehensive view or treatment:
Translations
اِسْتِعْراضمَسْح للأرْضنَظْرَه، فَحْص، تَقْريريَسْتَعْرِض، يُلْقي نَظْرَهيَفْحَص، يَتَقَصّى، يَسْتَطْلِع
přehledpřehlížetprůzkumvyměřenívyměřit
besigtigegennemgangopmåleopmålingoversigt
uurima
kartoituskatsauskatselmusmaanmittaustarkastus
pregled
áttekintésszemrevételez
kannakönnun/rannsóknlandmælingmæla útmeta
見回す見廻す見渡す調査
조사
apžvelgtimatininkas
apskateapskatītizpētītnovērtējumspārlaist skatienu
obzerať siprezretievymeranievymeraťznalecky posúdiť
anketaraziskava
zemljomerstvo
undersökning
การสำรวจ
incelemekadastrosunu yapmakölçümbakmakdikkatle incelemek
cuộc điều tra

survey

[ˈsɜːveɪ]
A. N
1. (= study) → estudio m
to make a survey of housing in a townestudiar la situación de la vivienda en una ciudad
2. (= poll) → encuesta f
to carry out or conduct a surveyrealizar una encuesta
they did a survey of a thousand studentshicieron una encuesta a mil estudiantes
3. (esp Brit) [of land] → inspección f, reconocimiento m; (in topography) → medición f; [of building, property] → tasación f, peritaje m; (= report to purchaser) → informe m de tasación, informe m de peritaje
to have a survey done (of property) → mandar hacer una tasación
4. (= general view) → visión f global, vista f de conjunto
he gave a general survey of the situationdio una visión global or de conjunto de la situación
B. [sɜːˈveɪ] VT
1. (= contemplate) → contemplar, mirar
he surveyed the desolate scenemiró detenidamente la triste escena
he was master of all he surveyedera dueño de todo cuanto alcanzaba a dominar con la vista
2. (= study) → estudiar, hacer un estudio de
the report surveys housing in Glasgowel informe estudia la situación de la vivienda en Glasgow
3. (= poll) [+ person, group] → encuestar; [+ town] → hacer una encuesta en, pulsar la opinión de; [+ reactions] → sondear
95% of those surveyed believed thatel 95% de los encuestados creía que ...
4. (= inspect) [+ building] → inspeccionar; [+ land] → hacer un reconocimiento de; (in topography) → medir; (= map) [+ town] → levantar el plano de
5. (= take general view of) → pasar revista a
the book surveys events up to 1972el libro pasa revista a los sucesos acaecidos hasta 1972

survey

[ˈsɜːrveɪ]
n
(= study) → enquête f, étude f; [public opinion] → enquête f
[land] → levé m
(mainly British) [house] → inspection f, rapport m d'expertise, expertise f
(= overview) [situation] → vue f d'ensemble
[sərˈveɪ] vt
(= investigate opinions of) [+ people] → mener une enquête parmi; [+ company, organization] → mener une enquête dans
(= look carefully at) [+ room, damage, picture] → inspecter
(= study and describe) [+ situation, trends, problems] → passer en revue
[+ land] → faire le levé de
(mainly British) [+ building, house] → expertiser, inspecter

survey

n
(Surv, of land, coast) → Vermessung f; (= report)(Vermessungs)gutachten nt; (of house)Begutachtung f; (= report)Gutachten nt; they are doing a survey for a new motorwaysie führen Vermessungsarbeiten für eine neue Autobahn durch; to have a survey done on a houseein Gutachten über ein Haus erstellen lassen
(= inquiry)Untersuchung f (→ of, on über +acc); (by opinion poll, market research etc) → Umfrage f (→ of, on über +acc)
(= comprehensive look, review, of surroundings, countryside) → Musterung f (→ of +gen), → Überblick m (→ of über +acc); (of subject, recent development)Überblick m
vt
(= look at) countryside, person, prospects, plansbetrachten, sich (dat)ansehen; (esp appraisingly) → begutachten; person, goodsmustern; to survey the situation (lit, fig)die Lage peilen; he is monarch of all he surveyser beherrscht das Land, soweit er blicken kann
(= study) prospects, developmentsuntersuchen; institutionseiner Prüfung (gen)unterziehen; (= take general view of) events, trendseinen Überblick geben über (+acc)
(Surv) site, landvermessen; buildinginspizieren

survey

[n ˈsɜːveɪ; vb sɜːˈveɪ]
1. n
a. (comprehensive view, of situation, developments) → quadro generale
b. (inquiry, study) → indagine f, studio
a survey of public opinion → un sondaggio d'opinione
to carry out a survey of → fare un'indagine di
c. (Surveying) (of building) → perizia; (of land) → rilevamento; (of country) → rilevamento topografico
2. vt
a. (look at) → guardare; (prospects, trends) → passare in rassegna
b. (examine) → studiare, esaminare
the book surveys events up to 1992 → il libro esamina gli eventi fino al 1992
c. (Surveying) (building) → fare una perizia di; (land) → fare il rilevamento di; (country) → fare il rilevamento topografico di

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.

survey

اِسْتِعْراض průzkum rundspørge Umfrage έρευνα inspección tutkimus enquête pregled sondaggio 調査 조사 onderzoek spørreundersøkelse badanie estudo, pesquisa опрос undersökning การสำรวจ inceleme cuộc điều tra 勘测

sur·vey

n. encuesta; cuestionario.
References in classic literature ?
When we pass from the works of nature, in which all the delineations are perfectly accurate, and appear to be otherwise only from the imperfection of the eye which surveys them, to the institutions of man, in which the obscurity arises as well from the object itself as from the organ by which it is contemplated, we must perceive the necessity of moderating still further our expectations and hopes from the efforts of human sagacity.
Let all thy converse be sincere, Thy conscience as the noonday clear; For God's all-seeing eye surveys Thy secret thoughts, thy works and ways.
Tim gathers up a skein of it and surveys the last few feet, which record "162's" path through the volt-flurry.
He who regards it directly and intensely sees, it is true, the star, but it is the star without a ray-while he who surveys it less inquisitively is conscious of all for which the star is useful to us below-its brilliancy and its beauty.
There are moments when a man's imagination, so easily subdued to what it lives in, suddenly rises above its daily level, and surveys the long windings of destiny.
George smokes with a profound meaning after this and surveys Miss Flite in silence.
Now that she is here she remains for a time, and though she is in the arm-chair by the fire, where she sits bolt upright (she loved to have cushions on the unused chairs, but detested putting her back against them), and I am bent low over my desk, I know that contentment and pity are struggling for possession of her face: contentment wins when she surveys her room, pity when she looks at me.
Observing all this in the first comprehensive glance with which a stranger surveys a place that is new to him, Nicholas sat himself down in the box next to the noisy party, with his back towards them, and postponing his order for a pint of claret until such time as the waiter and one of the elderly gentlemen should have settled a disputed question relative to the price of an item in the bill of fare, took up a newspaper and began to read.
The hawk is aerial brother of the wave which he sails over and surveys, those his perfect air-inflated wings answering to the elemental unfledged pinions of the sea.
Pride flattered him so agreeably, that his mind perhaps enjoyed perfect happiness; but this was only momentary: Sophia soon returned to his imagination, and allayed the joy of his triumph with no less bitter pangs than a good-natured general must feel, when he surveys the bleeding heaps, at the price of whose blood he hath purchased his laurels; for thousands of tender ideas lay murdered before our conqueror.
There is always a breeze in the "camp," as it is called; and here it lies, just as the Romans left it, except that cairn on the east side, left by her Majesty's corps of sappers and miners the other day, when they and the engineer officer had finished their sojourn there, and their surveys for the ordnance map of Berkshire.
Without any endeavour to correct the literality of this opinion, Jasper surveys his companion--covered from head to foot with old mortar, lime, and stone grit--as though he, Jasper, were getting imbued with a romantic interest in his weird life.