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Meaning of SURVEYOR

Pronunciation:  su'veyur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an engineer who determines the boundaries and elevations of land or structures
  2. [n]  someone who conducts a statistical survey

SURVEYOR is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: actuary, applied scientist, engineer, lineman, locater, locator, statistician, technologist



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sur*vey"or\, n.
1. One placed to superintend others; an overseer; an

         Were 't not madness then, To make the fox surveyor
         of the fold?                          --Shak.

2. One who views and examines for the purpose of ascertaining
   the condition, quantity, or quality of anything; as, a
   surveyor of highways, ordnance, etc.

3. One who surveys or measures land; one who practices the
   art of surveying.

4. (Customs)
   (a) An officer who ascertains the contents of casks, and
       the quantity of liquors subject to duty; a gauger.
   (b) 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. --Abbot.

{Surveyor general}.
   (a) A principal surveyor; as, the surveyor general of the
       king's manors, or of woods and parks. [Eng.]
   (b) An officer having charge of the survey of the public
       lands of a land district. [U.S.] --Davies & Peck
       (Math. Dict.).

{Surveyor's compass}. See {Circumferentor}.

{Surveyor's level}. See under {Level}.