surveyor

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noun sur·vey·or \sər-ˈvā-ər\

Definition of surveyor

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

15th Century

First Known Use of surveyor

15th century



SURVEYOR Defined for English Language Learners

surveyor

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noun sur·vey·or \sər-ˈvā-ər\

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

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noun sur·vey·or \sər-ˈvā-ər\

Definition of surveyor for Students

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



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