Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
survey

sur·vey

survey

 
 
parts of speech:
verb, noun
features:
Word Explorer, Word Parts
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: sr veI [or] suhr veI
inflections: surveyed, surveying, surveys
definition: to have a general look at.
He surveyed the landscape.
synonyms:
scan
similar words:
consider, look over, observe, regard, review
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: suhr veI
inflections: surveys
definition 1: a general look at or review of something.
This class is a survey of American history.
similar words:
introduction
definition 2: the collecting of information on a particular subject from a small part of the public.
They took a survey of women over forty for their opinions of the new law.
Word Explorer
See
  geography, measure, measurement
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-