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.


Nearby words

  1. surv.,
  2. surveil,
  3. surveillance,
  4. surveillance society,
  5. surveillant,
  6. survey course,
  7. survey.,
  8. surveying,
  9. surveyor,
  10. surveyor's chain

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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British Dictionary definitions for surveyed

survey

verb (sɜːˈveɪ, ˈsɜːveɪ)

noun (ˈsɜːveɪ)

Derived Formssurveyable, adjective

Word Origin for survey

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

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