verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
noun, plural sur·veys.
- surveillance society,
- survey course,
- surveyor's chain
Origin of survey
Examples from the Web for 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|Arthur Chu|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And survey after survey proves an embarrassingly high percentage of Americans are largely ignorant of how our government works.
I have thought it wiser to close my survey with the decline of the romantic movement.A History of French Literature|Edward Dowden
But then the Survey officer had left out quite a few points which were not pertinent.Storm Over Warlock|Andre Norton
The survey team even made estimates of sandfall in various places as so many inches per year.Sand Doom|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Indeed, he began to survey her more carefully, a little through diplomacy, a little through curiosity.Children of the Soil|Henryk Sienkiewicz
As a result of the survey of this region, engineers have worked out what is called the Superpower Plan.The Coming of Coal|Robert W. Bruere
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.