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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Survey \Sur*vey"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surveyed; p. pr. & vb. n. Surveying.] [OF. surveoir, surveer; sur, sor, over, E. sur + veoir, veeir, to see, F. voir, L. videre. See Sur-, and Vision, and cf. Supervise.] 1. To inspect, or take a view of; to view with attention, as from a high place; to overlook; as, to stand on a hill, and survey the surrounding country. [1913 Webster] Round he surveys and well might, where he stood, So high above. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To view with a scrutinizing eye; to examine. [1913 Webster] With such altered looks, . . . All pale and speechless, he surveyed me round. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To examine with reference to condition, situation, value, etc.; to examine and ascertain the state of; as, to survey a building in order to determine its value and exposure to loss by fire. [1913 Webster] 4. To determine the form, extent, position, etc., of, as a tract of land, a coast, harbor, or the like, by means of linear and angular measurments, and the application of the principles of geometry and trigonometry; as, to survey land or a coast. [1913 Webster] 5. To examine and ascertain, as the boundaries and royalties of a manor, the tenure of the tenants, and the rent and value of the same. [Eng.] --Jacob (Law Dict.). [1913 Webster]