- The definition of a surveyor is a person who examines and maps something, such as the boundaries of land.
A person who you hire to tell you where your land begins and ends is an example of asurveyor.
a person who surveys, esp. one whose work is surveying land
Origin of surveyorMiddle English surveior ; from Old French surveour
- A person occupied with surveying -- the process of determining positions on the earth's surface.