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Meaning & Definition of Survey in English

English

Survey

/sərve/

noun

1. A detailed critical inspection

    synonym:
  • survey
  • ,
  • study

2. Short descriptive summary (of events)

    synonym:
  • sketch
  • ,
  • survey
  • ,
  • resume

3. The act of looking or seeing or observing

  • "He tried to get a better view of it"
  • "His survey of the battlefield was limited"
    synonym:
  • view
  • ,
  • survey
  • ,
  • sight

verb

1. Consider in a comprehensive way

  • "He appraised the situation carefully before acting"
    synonym:
  • survey
  • ,
  • appraise

2. Look over carefully or inspect

  • "He surveyed his new classmates"
    synonym:
  • survey

3. Keep under surveillance

  • "The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing"
    synonym:
  • surveil
  • ,
  • follow
  • ,
  • survey

4. Hold a review (of troops)

    synonym:
  • review
  • ,
  • go over
  • ,
  • survey

5. Make a survey of

  • For statistical purposes
    synonym:
  • survey

6. Plot a map of (land)

    synonym:
  • survey

Examples of using

According to a survey, 1 billion people are suffering from poverty in the world.
There's a new survey.
After the survey, we will send in the results immediately.