An example of survey is a detective going over every detail of a police report.
An example of survey is a detective making a detailed report of a criminal case.
An example of survey is tract home developer measuring the distance of a piece of land to determine house lot sizes.
Surveyed the students for music preferences.
An example of a survey is a company asking people on the street to do a taste test of two different sodas to help with product development.
An example of a survey is the result of someone measuring a piece of property to determine its lot size.
A survey of Italian art.
"Under his proud survey the city lies." -Sir John Denham.
"With such altered looks. . . All pale and speechless, he surveyed me round." -John Dryden.
Origin of survey
- Middle English surveien from Old French surveeir from Medieval Latin supervidēre Latin super- super- Latin vidēre to look weid- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition