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  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.). 

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