surveyor

noun
sur·​vey·​or | \ sər-ˈvā-ər \

Definition of surveyor

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

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The rest of the equipment may have come from employees of fur companies, missionaries or U.S. government surveyors. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "150 years ago on St. Paul Island, Knock Down and Skin ‘Em became Alaska’s first baseball team," 17 June 2018 Helicopters hovered overhead throughout the day, ferrying surveyors up the mountainside above the cave system. Phred Dvorak, WSJ, "Rescuers Rush to Stay Ahead of Rain in Push to Get Thai Soccer Team Out of Cave," 5 July 2018 Jasper is an Arkansas town of maybe 500 in the midst of the Ozarks, and Mr. Genitempo, inspired by Frank Stanford (1948-78), a regional poet and land surveyor, set about photographing its surrounding geography, culture and inhabitants. William Meyers, WSJ, "What to Give: Books About Photography," 15 Nov. 2018 After dropping off Egan and surveyors, the twin-engine Fairchild C-123J Provider took off in a heavy snowstorm to return to Anchorage carrying the Guard’s adjutant general, Maj. Washington Post, "Alaska city honors Guardsmen killed in crash after ‘64 quake," 23 June 2018 Other transaction costs include fees for the lawyer and surveyor, and for registration with the Land Registry. Vivian Marino, New York Times, "House Hunting in … England," 13 June 2018 Arriving in from France shortly after 1788's Good Friday fire leveled two-thirds of New Orleans, he soon would be recognized as one of the city's most respected architects and surveyors. Mike Scott, NOLA.com, "How did New Orleans get its muses streets? Well, it starts with a pirate ...," 22 May 2018 Quite simply, instead of playing Jeopardy followed by an insulting headline, historians and surveyors should study how the public understands the past. Scott Manning, Philly.com, "Paul B. Sturtevant's 'Middle Ages': Learning a little history from popular culture," 1 May 2018 The day McMaster had his fifth and final fall, state Health Department surveyors had completed their annual licensing inspection at Cathedral Village. Harold Brubaker, Philly.com, "Pa. Health Department on McMaster death at Cathedral Village: deficient fall prevention and no resuscitation attempts," 2 June 2018

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First Known Use of surveyor

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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surveyor

noun

English Language Learners Definition of surveyor

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

: someone whose job is to examine buildings

surveyor

noun
sur·​vey·​or | \ sər-ˈvā-ər \

Kids Definition of surveyor

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

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