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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Surveyor  \Sur*vey"or\,  n. 
  1.  One  placed  to  superintend  others  an  overseer;  an 
  Were  't  not  madness  then,  To  make  the  fox  surveyor 
  of  the  fold?  --Shak. 
  2.  One  who  views  and  examines  for  the  purpose  of  ascertaining 
  the  condition,  quantity,  or  quality  of  anything  as  a 
  surveyor  of  highways,  ordnance,  etc 
  3.  One  who  surveys  or  measures  land;  one  who  practices  the 
  art  of  surveying. 
  4.  (Customs) 
  a  An  officer  who  ascertains  the  contents  of  casks,  and 
  the  quantity  of  liquors  subject  to  duty;  a  gauger. 
  b  In  the  United  States,  an  officer  whose  duties  include 
  the  various  measures  to  be  taken  for  ascertaining  the 
  quantity,  condition,  and  value  of  merchandise  brought 
  into  a  port.  --Abbot. 
  {Surveyor  general}. 
  a  A  principal  surveyor;  as  the  surveyor  general  of  the 
  king's  manors,  or  of  woods  and  parks.  [Eng.] 
  b  An  officer  having  charge  of  the  survey  of  the  public 
  lands  of  a  land  district.  [U.S.]  --Davies  &  Peck 
  (Math.  Dict.). 
  {Surveyor's  compass}.  See  {Circumferentor}. 
  {Surveyor's  level}.  See  under  {Level}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  engineer  who  determines  the  boundaries  and  elevations  of 
  land  or  structures 
  2:  someone  who  conducts  a  statistical  survey 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Surveyor,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  25932 

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