Definition of surveyor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//səˈveɪə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//sərˈveɪər//
    People in construction
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  1. 1a person whose job is to examine and record the details of a piece of land
  2. 2(British English) a person whose job is to examine a building to make sure it is in good condition, usually done for somebody who is thinking of buying it See related entries: People in construction
  3. 3(British English) an official whose job is to check that something is accurate, of good quality, etc. the surveyor of public works see also quantity surveyor
  4. Word Originlate Middle English (denoting a supervisor): from Anglo-Norman French surveiour, from the verb surveier, from medieval Latin supervidere, from super- ‘over’ + videre ‘to see’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: surveyor

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