surveysur·vey2 /ˈsɜːveɪ, səˈveɪˈsɜːr-, sər-/ verb [transitiveT] 1to ask a group of people a set of questions to find out about their opinions or behaviour
The agency surveys executives in about 300 companies around the country.
Only 15% ofrespondents surveyed would admit to leaving the workplace early.
2PROPERTY to examine and report on the size, condition etc of a building or area of land for someone who is considering buying it —surveying noun [uncountableU]
It doesn’t take a qualification in surveying to see damp patches or loose tiles.
a specialist surveying instrument firm