US: /ˈsɝˌveɪ/, /sɝˈveɪ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

survey /'sə:vei/
  • danh từ
    • sự nhìn chung; cái nhìn tổng quát
    • sự nghiên cứu (tình hình...)
    • cục đo đạc địa hình
    • bản đồ địa hình
    • ngoại động từ
      • quan sát, nhìn chung
      • xem xét, nghiên cứu
      • lập bản đồ, vẽ bản đồ (đất đai)

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 an investigation of the opinions, behaviour, etc. of a particular group of people, which is usually done by asking them questions: A recent survey showed 75% of those questioned were in favour of the plan. + The survey found / revealed that ... + to conduct / carry out a survey
    2 the act of examining and recording the measurements, features, etc. of an area of land in order to make a map or plan of it: an aerial survey (= made by taking photographs from an aircraft) + a geological survey
    3 (BrE) an examination of the condition of a house, etc., usually done for sb who is thinking of buying it: a detailed structural survey
    4 a general study, view or description or sth: a comprehensive survey of modern music
    + verb [VN]
    1 to look carefully at the whole of sth, especially in order to get a general impression of it: The next morning we surveyed the damage caused by the fire. + He surveyed himself in the mirror before going out. + She opened her eyes and surveyed her surroundings.
    2 to study and give a general description of sth: This chapter briefly surveys the current state of European politics.
    3 to measure and record the features of an area of land, for example in order to make a map or in preparation for building
    4 (BrE) to examine a building to make sure it is in good condition: Have the house surveyed before you decide whether to buy it.
    5 to investigate the opinions or behaviour of a group of people by asking them a series of questions: We surveyed 500 smokers and found that over three quarters would like to give up. + 87% of the 1 000 companies surveyed employ part-time staff.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 examine, appraise, evaluate, take the measure of, inspect, study, scan, scrutinize, measure, size up, assess, investigate, look into or over, review:
    He surveyed the situation and found nothing wrong.
    2 view, look at, get a bird's eye view of, contemplate:
    From the top of the tower I surveyed the surrounding countryside.
    3 surveying, examination, appraisal, evaluation, measure, study, scan, scanning, scrutiny, inquiry or enquiry, measurement, investigation, inspection:
    Our survey of the company finances yielded some very interesting information.

    Collocation dictionary

    1 study of sth


    comprehensive, detailed, extensive, full, in-depth, major, systematic | brief, quick | sample
    The council undertook a sample survey of primary schools in the county.
    | regular | annual, monthly, etc. | local, national, nationwide, regional | independent | historical
    a historical survey of children's clothing
    | doorstep, postal, questionnaire, telephone | comparative | field | pilot | attitude, customer, opinion
    A recent customer survey showed widespread ignorance about the availability of organic food.
    | market (research), marketing


    carry out, conduct, do, make, undertake
    The charity did a survey of people's attitudes to the disabled.
    | commission | participate in, respond to, take part in
    94 per cent of people who took part in the survey said they agreed.


    cover sth, deal with sth, examine sth
    The survey covered 74 species.
    | ask sth | claim sth, conclude sth, confirm sth, disclose sth, find sth, highlight sth, identify sth, indicate sth, report sth, reveal sth, say sth, show sth, suggest sth
    A customer satisfaction survey highlighted the need for clearer pricing.


    data, results | method, technique | respondent


    according to a/the ~
    According to the survey, many young adults have experimented with drugs of some kind.
    | in a/the ~
    the questions used in the survey
    | ~ into
    a survey into the state of English in universities
    | ~ on
    a survey on drivers' attitudes to the police


    the findings/results of a survey

    2 of land or a building


    full | aerial | archaeological, geological, geophysical, land, seismic | structural, valuation
    A structural survey of the property revealed serious defects.


    carry out, do, make


    carefully | coldly, coolly, critically
    Her green eyes surveyed him coolly.


    I surveyed the scene from my window.

    Concise English dictionary

    surveys|surveyed|surveyingsər'veɪ /sə'
    +a detailed critical inspection
    +short descriptive summary (of events)
    +the act of looking or seeing or observing
    +consider in a comprehensive way
    +look over in a comprehensively, inspect
    +keep under surveillance
    +hold a review (of troops)
    +make a survey of; for statistical purposes
    +plot a map of (land)