Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “survey”

survey

noun [C] (QUESTIONS)    /ˈsɜː.veɪ/ US  /ˈsɝː-/
B2 an examination of opinions, behaviour, etc., made by asking people questions: A recent survey found/revealed/showed that 58 percent of people did not know where their heart is. to conduct/carry out/do a surveyQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
(Definition of survey noun (QUESTIONS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of survey

Definitions of “survey” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More