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 surveyed
Though money and jobs were the most important to surveyed students, they still wanted more out of their college experience.
Among African Americans surveyed, that number was 80 percent.Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Has a Serious Online Fan Club|Gideon Resnick|August 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We surveyed the strange world of celebrity gaming cameos to give you a snapshot of the most successful and the most inexplicable.Kevin Spacey and the Most Inexplicable Celebrity Video Game Cameos|Amy Zimmerman|May 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I surveyed my hotel room, and snuggled deeper into the sheets (God, I love hotel bedding).The Price of ‘Free’: Models Moonlighting as Escorts|Anonymous|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This estimate comes from the Campus Sexual Assault Study (PDF), in which over 5,000 college women were surveyed in 2005-2007.
We have surveyed briefly some problems of our people and a portion of the tasks before us.
Each had his own allotted task to perform, while Vittorino surveyed the whole scheme.Renaissance in Italy, Volume 2 (of 7)|John Addington Symonds
There were two points of light in which this subject might be surveyed.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
The village site was surveyed and platted, and a post office established in 1853.Fifty Years In The Northwest|William Henry Carman Folsom
Who the girl was, or whence she came, I had no thought or notion as I surveyed her.The Strolling Saint|Raphael Sabatini
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.