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Definitions of survey

  1. consider in a comprehensive way; "He appraised the situation carefully before acting" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. hold a review (of troops) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. short descriptive summary (of events) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the act of looking or seeing or observing; "he tried to get a better view of it"; "his survey of the battlefield was limited" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a detailed critical inspection Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. keep under surveillance; "The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. plot a map of (land) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. make a survey of; for statistical purposes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. look over in a comprehensively, inspect; "He surveyed his new classmates" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To view with a scrutinizing eye; to examine. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. 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 measurments, and the application of the principles of geometry and trigonometry; as, to survey land or a coast. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. The act of surveying; a general view, as from above. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data. Medical Dictionary DB
  19. The act of examining carefully, or of determining the features of, as of land; a careful view or examination; a measured plan and description of any portion of country, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. To inspect, or take a view of; as, to survey the landscape; to look at closely; as, she surveyed me coldly; examine closely; as, to survey a subject or a building; measure and determine the features of, as land. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. Surveyed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. Surveying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. To see or look over: to inspect: to superintend: to examine: to measure and estimate, as land. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Oversight: view: examination: the measuring of land, or of a country. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. To look over; contemplate; view; measure and estimate, as land. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. View; exploration; measurement; plan. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. To view in its entirety; scrutinize; inspect; measure, as land. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. The operation of surveying; a comprehensive view; inspection. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. An attentive view; a particular view and examination of anything; surveying; a district for the collection of the customs. Trigonometrical survey, a survey on a large scale by means of a series of triangles. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. To inspect or take a view of; to view with attention, as from a height; to examine; to measure, as land; to examine and ascertain particularly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. To overlook; to inspect; to view with attention, as from a height; to oversee; to measure, as land; to examine attentively a district of country with the view of determining its area, the distances between the most prominent objects, the best possible track for a railway or canal, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. An attentive view; an examination of all the parts and particulars; the operation in examining attentively a district of country, a line of coast, a sea, &c., with the view of determining distances, the bearing of objects, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. sur-v[=a]', v.t. to see or look over: to inspect: to superintend: to examine: to measure and estimate, as land-- (obs.) SURVIEW'.--ns. SUR'VEY, oversight: view: examination: the measuring of land, or of a country: general view: a description of the condition, use, &c. of property to be insured: an auction at which a farm is let for three lives: (U.S.) a district for the collection of customs under a particular officer; SURVEY'ING, the art of ascertaining the boundaries and superficial extent of any portion of the earth's surface; SURVEY'OR, an overseer: a measurer of land; SURVEY'ORSHIP. [O. Fr. surveoir--L. super, over, vid[=e]re, to see.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  34. Let the eyes pass over, take general view of, form general idea of the arrangement& chief features of; examine condition of (building &c.); collect by measurement &c. all facts needed for determining the boundaries, size, position, shape, contour, ownership, value, &c., of (country, coast, district, estate, &c.), whence surveying (1) n. [Anglo-French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. General view, casting of eyes or mind over something; inspection of the condition, amount, &c., of something, account given of result of this; department carrying on, operations constituting, piece of, surveying of land &c. (see prec.), map or plan setting forth results of such s. (ORDNANCE s.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  36. The determination of the relative positions of the remarkable points in a tract of ground, the situation of buildings, direction of roads and streams, boundaries of woods, fields, etc., and the delineation of their projection on a horizontal plane. In a Trigonometrical Survey the relative positions of the principal points of a large tract of country are determined by applying the rules of trigonometry to calculate their mutual distances by means of accurately observed angles, and a measured base. See Cadastral survey ; Geodesis line; Triangulation. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  37. n. An attentive view ; a looking with care ;-a wide or general view, as from an elevated place;-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 ;-operation of finding the contour, dimensions, position, or other particulars of, as any part of the earth’s surface ; also, a measured plan and description of any line or portion of country. Cabinet Dictionary

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