surveyor

noun sur·vey·or \ sər-ˈvā-ər \
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

Definition of surveyor

: one that surveys; especially : one whose occupation is surveying land

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First Known Use of surveyor

15th century

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SURVEYOR Defined for English Language Learners

surveyor

Definition of surveyor for English Language Learners

  • : someone whose job is to measure and examine an area of land

  • : someone whose job is to examine buildings


SURVEYOR Defined for Kids

surveyor

noun sur·vey·or \ sər-ˈvā-ər \

Definition of surveyor for Students

: a person whose occupation is determining the size, shape, or boundries of pieces of land


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