Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “survey”

See all translations

survey

verb [T]
 
 
/səˈveɪ/
MARKETING to ask people questions in order to find out about their opinions or behaviour: The researchers surveyed the attitudes of 2,500 night shift workers.
to look at or examine all of something in detail: She has written a book which surveys the history of the PR industry.
PROPERTY to measure an area of land and to record the details of it: The land will have to be surveyed in detail before the building project can begin.
UK ( US inspect) PROPERTY when a building is surveyed, it is examined carefully by a specially trained person, to see what condition it is in: We had the house surveyed.
(Definition of survey verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of survey?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “survey” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More