R E F E R E N C E S
Survey vb [ME, fr. MF surveeir to look over, fr. sur- + veeir to see -more at View] vt [15c] 1a: to examine as to condition, situation, or value: Appraise b: to query [someone] in order to collect data for the analysis of some aspect of a group or area 2: to determine and delineate the form, extent, and position of [as a tract of land] by taking linear and angular measurements and by applying the principles of geometry and trigonometry 3: to view or consider comprehensively 4: Inspect, Scrutinize [he __ed us in a lordly way -Alan Harrington] -vi: to make a survey
2 Survey n  1: the act or an instance of surveying; as a: a broad treatment of a subject b: Poll 5a 2: something that is surveyed
[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]
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