survey

[ verb ser-vey; noun sur-vey, ser-vey ]
/ verb sərˈveɪ; noun ˈsɜr veɪ, sərˈveɪ /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to survey land; practice surveying.

noun, plural sur·veys.

Origin of survey

1425–75; late Middle English surveien (v.) < Anglo-French surveier, Middle French surv(e)ier, surveoir to oversee, equivalent to sur- sur-1 + v(e)ier < Latin vidēre to see

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survey

verb (sɜːˈveɪ, ˈsɜːveɪ)


noun (ˈsɜːveɪ)

Derived Forms

surveyable, adjective

Word Origin for survey

C15: from French surveoir, from sur- 1 + veoir to see, from Latin vidēre
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