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surveying

 
Noun surveying has 1 sense
  1. surveying - the practice of measuring angles and distances on the ground so that they can be accurately plotted on a map; "he studied surveying at college"
    --1 is a kind of
    measurement, measuring, measure, mensuration
    --1 has particulars: triangulation
    Derived form: verb survey6
Verb survey has 6 senses
  1. survey, appraise - consider in a comprehensive way; "He appraised the situation carefully before acting"
    --1 is one way to analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas
    Derived forms: noun survey2, noun survey1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. survey - look over in a comprehensively, inspect; "He surveyed his new classmates"
    --2 is one way to
    examine, see
    Derived form: noun survey1
    Sample sentence:
    The customs agents survey the bags for drugs
  3. surveil, follow, survey - keep under surveillance; "The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing"
    Sample sentence:
    They want to survey the prisoners
  4. review, go over, survey - hold a review (of troops)
    --4 is one way to inspect
    Derived form: noun survey1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  5. survey - make a survey of; for statistical purposes
    --5 is one way to
    analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas
    Derived form: noun surveyor2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. survey - plot a map of (land)
    --6 is one way to
    calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure
    Derived forms: noun survey3, noun surveyor1, noun surveying1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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