verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
noun, plural sur·veys.
Origin of survey
Related Words for surveyaudit, study, analysis, check, sample, inquiry, inspection, review, overlook, scan, oversee, evaluate, inspect, assess, examine, observe, supervise, canvass, estimate, compendium
Examples from the Web for survey
Contemporary Examples of survey
That statistic is based on a survey that includes attempted forced kissing as sexual assault.
The Medical University of South Carolina released a survey of 2,000 college women in 2007.
That creates an obvious statistical issue: The results of a survey of two campuses cannot be extrapolated for the entire country.
Down 29 percent since 2005, according to a Guardian survey of book authors.Death of the Author by Viral Infection: In Defense of Taylor Swift, Digital Doomsayer
December 3, 2014
And survey after survey proves an embarrassingly high percentage of Americans are largely ignorant of how our government works.Baseball’s Problem Is Politics’ Problem
November 4, 2014
Historical Examples of survey
In close connexion with the Survey and Lands Department is the topic of exploration.Explorations in Australia
Truth to tell, Burke was far from comfortable under that survey.Within the Law
After his survey he went behind the bar and got the revolver from under an overturned pail.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
“Nobody in this room could hope to escape,” was the verdict of that survey.The Secret Agent
The survey is wonderfully complete, and was compiled in a very short time.English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
verb (sɜːˈveɪ, ˈsɜːveɪ)
- a body of surveyors
- an area surveyed
Word Origin for survey
late 14c. "to consider, contemplate" (implied in surveyance), from Old French surveeir, from Medieval Latin supervidere "oversee" (see supervise). Meaning "examine the condition of" is from mid-15c. That of "to take linear measurements of a tract of ground" is recorded from 1540s. Related: Surveyed; surveying.
late 15c., survei, "oversight, supervision," from survey (v.). The meaning "act of viewing in detail" is from 1540s. Meaning "systematic collection of data on opinions, etc." is attested from 1927.