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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Survey  \Sur*vey"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Surveyed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Surveying}.]  [OF.  surveoir  surveer  sur,  sor,  over  E. 
  sur  +  veoir  veeir,  to  see  F.  voir,  L.  videre  See  {Sur-}, 
  and  {Vision},  and  cf  {Supervise}.] 
  1.  To  inspect,  or  take  a  view  of  to  view  with  attention,  as 
  from  a  high  place  to  overlook;  as  to  stand  on  a  hill, 
  and  survey  the  surrounding  country. 
  Round  he  surveys  and  well  might  where  he  stood,  So 
  high  above.  --Milton. 
  2.  To  view  with  a  scrutinizing  eye;  to  examine. 
  With  such  altered  looks  .  .  .  All  pale  and 
  speechless,  he  surveyed  me  round.  --Dryden. 
  3.  To  examine  with  reference  to  condition,  situation,  value, 
  etc.;  to  examine  and  ascertain  the  state  of  as  to  survey 
  a  building  in  order  to  determine  its  value  and  exposure  to 
  loss  by  fire. 
  4.  To  determine  the  form  extent,  position,  etc.,  of  as  a 
  tract  of  land,  a  coast,  harbor,  or  the  like  by  means  of 
  linear  and  angular  measurments  and  the  application  of  the 
  principles  of  geometry  and  trigonometry;  as  to  survey 
  land  or  a  coast. 
  5.  To  examine  and  ascertain,  as  the  boundaries  and  royalties 
  of  a  manor,  the  tenure  of  the  tenants,  and  the  rent  and 
  value  of  the  same  [Eng.]  --Jacob  (Law  Dict.). 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Survey  \Sur"vey\,  n.  [Formerly  accentuated  universally  on  the 
  last  syllable,  and  still  so  accented  by  many  speakers.] 
  1.  The  act  of  surveying;  a  general  view,  as  from  above. 
  Under  his  proud  survey  the  city  lies.  --Sir  J. 
  2.  A  particular  view;  an  examination,  especially  an  official 
  examination,  of  all  the  parts  or  particulars  of  a  thing 
  with  a  design  to  ascertain  the  condition,  quantity,  or 
  quality;  as  a  survey  of  the  stores  of  a  ship;  a  survey  of 
  roads  and  bridges;  a  survey  of  buildings. 
  3.  The  operation  of  finding  the  contour,  dimensions, 
  position,  or  other  particulars  of  as  any  part  of  the 
  earth's  surface,  whether  land  or  water;  also  a  measured 
  plan  and  description  of  any  portion  of  country,  or  of  a 
  road  or  line  through  it 
  {Survey  of  dogs}.  See  {Court  of  regard},  under  {Regard}. 
  {Trigonometrical  survey},  a  survey  of  a  portion  of  country  by 
  measuring  a  single  base,  and  connecting  it  with  various 
  points  in  the  tract  surveyed  by  a  series  of  triangles,  the 
  angles  of  which  are  carefully  measured,  the  relative 
  positions  and  distances  of  all  parts  being  computed  from 
  these  data. 
  Syn:  Review;  retrospect;  examination;  prospect. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  detailed  critical  inspection  [syn:  {study}] 
  2:  short  descriptive  summary  (of  events)  [syn:  {sketch},  {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"  [syn:  {view},  {sight}] 
  v  1:  consider  in  a  comprehensive  way  [syn:  {appraise}] 
  2:  make  a  survey  of 
  3:  keep  under  surveillance;  "The  police  had  been  following  him 
  for  weeks  but  they  could  not  prove  his  involvement  in  the 
  bombing"  [syn:  {follow}] 
  4:  hold  a  review  (of  troops)  [syn:  {review},  {go  over}] 
  5:  make  a  survey  of  for  statistical  purposes 
  6:  plot  a  map  of  (land) 

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