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survey

sur·vey

survey

 
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: suhr veI
inflections: surveys
definition 1: the act of determining the shape, area, and elevation of a piece of land.
They did a survey of the property.
synonyms:
mapping
definition 2: the report, usu. in the form of a map or description, that results from such an act.
We'll need to see the land survey before we make a decision.
definition 3: a comprehensive overview or general look.
The history course is a survey of the major events in European history.
synonyms:
overview, review
similar words:
introduction, view
definition 4: a sampling and examination of selected information, usually gathered from various individual people, that is often used to make a generalization about a larger body of information, such as the opinion of the population at large.
They're conducting a phone survey of women over forty in order to get their opinions on political issues.The class survey showed that most students preferred to work in pairs rather than individually.
synonyms:
canvass, poll, sampling
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: sr veI [or] suhr veI
inflections: surveyed, surveying, surveys
definition 1: to take an overall look at something.
He stood on the cliff a while, surveying the landscape below.We surveyed the remaining tasks that had to be done.
synonyms:
scan
similar words:
behold, consider, look over, observe, reconnoiter, regard, review, scout
definition 2: to examine in detail; scrutinize.
She surveyed his face for any signs of deceit.I surveyed the application forms for any errors before sending them in.
synonyms:
examine, observe, scan, scrutinize, study
similar words:
appraise, contemplate, inspect, overlook, peruse, pore over, probe, regard, view, watch
definition 3: to determine the shape, area, and elevation of (a piece of land) by mathematical measurements.
They're surveying the land in preparation for building a new road.
 
synonyms:
map
similar words:
chart, delimit, demarcate, measure, pace
definition 4: to carry out a survey of; canvass.
They surveyed the neighborhood and found out that most people were against the zoning proposal.
synonyms:
canvass
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: sr veI [or] suhr veI
definition: to survey land.
similar words:
measure
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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-