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survey

sur·vey

survey

 
 
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
pronunciation: sr veI [or] suhr veI
inflections: surveyed, surveying, surveys
definition 1: to have a general look at.
He surveyed the house that is for sale.
synonyms:
scan
similar words:
behold, consider, look over, observe, regard, review, scout
definition 2: to examine carefully or in detail.
She surveyed the report for mistakes before handing it in.
synonyms:
examine, observe, scan, scrutinize, study
similar words:
appraise, contemplate, inspect, pore over, probe, regard, view, watch
definition 3: to measure the shape, area, and elevation of with special instruments.
Those men are surveying the land out here because the town wants to build a new road.
 
similar words:
chart, measure, pace
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: suhr veI
inflections: surveys
definition 1: the act of finding out the shape, area, and elevation of a piece of land.
They did a survey of the property.
definition 2: a general look at or review of something.
This class is a survey of American history.
synonyms:
review
similar words:
view
definition 3: the collecting of information on a particular subject from a small portion of the public.
They did a phone survey of women over forty for their opinions of the new law.
synonyms:
poll
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Word Parts
The word survey contains the following part:
super-, supra-, sur-2 Latin prefix that means above, over
synonyms:
hyper-
antonyms:
sub-, hyp-, hypo-