Origin of surveyorMiddle English surveior from Old French surveour
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
- A person occupied with surveying -- the process of determining positions on the earth's surface.
survey + -or
- A surveyor general is attached to the department of the interior, at Ottawa.
- Surveyor of taxes in 1879, and in 1881 entered the colonial office, where he remained until 1891.
- The other county officials are the sheriff, coroner, treasurer, assessor, surveyor and superintendent of education.
- Hooke's task was the humbler one of arranging as city surveyor for the building of the houses.
- On the eve of the Revolution Babeuf was in the employ of a land surveyor at Roye.