from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person occupied with surveying -- the process of determining positions on the earth's surface.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One placed to superintend others; an overseer; an inspector.
- n. One who views and examines for the purpose of ascertaining the condition, quantity, or quality of anything
- n. One who surveys or measures land; one who practices the art of surveying.
- n. An officer who ascertains the contents of casks, and the quantity of liquors subject to duty; a gauger.
- n. In the United States, an officer whose duties include the various measures to be taken for ascertaining the quantity, condition, and value of merchandise brought into a port.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who surveys or views.
- n. An overseer; a superintendent.
- n. A household officer; a supervisor of the other servants.
- n. One who views and examines something for the purpose of ascertaining its condition, quantity, or quality: as, a surveyor of roads and bridges; a surveyor of weights and measures.
- n. One who measures land, or practises the art of surveying.
- n. An officer of the British navy whose duty it is to supervise the building and repairing of ships for the navy.
- n. A common name in Australia for a fish, Serranus geometricus.
- n. Formerly an architect.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who conducts a statistical survey
- n. an engineer who determines the boundaries and elevations of land or structures
It became clear that the surveyor was the main personality at a Scud launch.
Simon Chase, a 25-year-old surveyor from the English city of Birmingham, said he never considered not making the journey to Sandwich, even though he was well aware of the weather forecast.
The surveyor was a young English doctor named William John Wills, whose principle qualifications seem to have been a respectable background and a willingness to go.
The compulsorily home reports were introduced by the Scottish Government a year ago and contain a valuation commissioned by the seller from a surveyor, which is meant to be acceptable to both parties.
The officers have shot the Milford scene with a Nikon laser surveyor, which is used to make computer generated drawings that Horn said look three-dimensional.
Just had a "surveyor" come by and ask how we planned to vote on Prop 8.
The owner and the "surveyor" were the people responsible, and the plans, directions and details given to the workmen were astonishingly meager.
Cap'n Sproul at that moment had his fist up ready to spack it down into his palm to add emphasis to some particularly violent observation he was just then making to Mr. Tate, highway "surveyor" in Tumble-dick District.
"Palin spox: Targets on SarahPAC map were actually 'surveyor's symbols'"
He also has a certain scientific viewpoint apparent in his writings as he was trained as a surveyor which is based on precision measurement and description of terrain.