[ US /ˈsɝˌveɪ, sɝˈveɪ/ ]
  1. short descriptive summary (of events)
  2. a detailed critical inspection
  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
  1. plot a map of (land)
  2. hold a review (of troops)
  3. look over carefully or inspect
    He surveyed his new classmates
  4. keep under surveillance
    The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing
  5. make a survey of; for statistical purposes
  6. consider in a comprehensive way
    He appraised the situation carefully before acting
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How To Use survey In A Sentence

  • Email and Net abuse at work have become the number one reason why UK employees face the sack, according to a survey out today.
  • As surveyor and topographer, he took on the task of making sketches of the stockades.
  • Since interviewers represent the interface between the research and the respondent, they have an important role in maximizing the response rate for the survey.
  • With most of Bradford's other income coming from mortgage broking, estate agency and property surveying, the decent yield really is at the mercy of house prices.
  • Adding to my trepidation is this primary poll from Survey USA, which confirms Roulstone's campaign doesn't yet have the profile it needs. Sound Politics: Roulstone Update
  • In the following year they surveyed the perpendicular to the meridian east of Paris, triangulating the area between Paris and Strasbourg.
  • He was one of the first 19th century sailors who tamed the seas through science, inventing systems for transporting cannon over marshy ground, ciphers for code and a system of hydrographical surveys.
  • A frown creased his face and he surveyed me with a look.
  • We used survey methods to conduct a descriptive, comparative, multisite study.
  • Here's a good one - a survey to see if birds are afraid of heights or get jet lag on long flights. The Sun
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