One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person who surveys, especially one whose profession is the surveying of land.
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- ‘On the positive side, our buyers are sticking with the programme, and have appointed a new surveyor.’
- ‘As with all property purchases employing a structural surveyor to visit the property is definitely within your best interests.’
- ‘Williams thinks surveyors are often responsible for today's map errors.’
- ‘So far as I understand it, they are appointing an alternative surveyor.’
- ‘The council has employed surveyors to investigate the site and carry out borehole tests before repair work begins.’
- ‘The mortgage company will instruct the surveyor to perform the survey.’
- ‘On Monday, council surveyors were inspecting the building to assess the damage, which is thought to be considerable.’
- ‘In 1842 a horse was bought in Australia and shipped over for the chief surveyor to use.’
- ‘Ken Ryan, a qualified quantity surveyor, spent 15 years as head of a construction company in Zimbabwe.’
- ‘Members agreed to instruct the surveyor to make his report and would make a final decision based on that report.’
- ‘Chartered building surveyors will examine a property (particularly older ones) for structural damage such as subsidence, dry and wet rot and leaking roofs.’
- ‘Mr. Neil Cummings was a building surveyor with 23 years' experience as such.’
- ‘In 1908, the cave company decided to employ some surveyors to try and find a new entrance.’
- ‘Usually, a purchaser should rely upon his own inspection and his surveyor's report.’
- ‘I do not have the expertise and for this reason I would like an independent surveyor to be appointed.’
- ‘The company is no longer in existence, and today a firm of chartered quantity surveyors occupies the premises.’
- ‘A surveyor's report found that the smallpox isolation hospital at Winterburn was in a poor state.’
- ‘Darwen's top building surveyor enjoyed a pint to mark his retirement.’
- ‘An independent surveyor who examined the building last month reported that it would be unsafe to open the pool without some repairs to the roof and to other parts of the building.’
- ‘Since 1970 he has been in private practice as a building surveyor.’
- 1.1 A person who investigates or examines something, especially boats for seaworthiness.‘a marine surveyor’
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- ‘The fitting shown above was reduced to something resembling Swiss cheese by stray current, according to the surveyor who examined it.’
- ‘Should we hire a marine surveyor to inspect the boat once it's returned to us?’
- ‘Your surveyor spent over four hours going all through my boat.’
- ‘I would ask a fiberglass specialist at a local marina or even a surveyor to look at it.’
- ‘With his sea captain's qualifications he acted in a consultancy basis as a marine surveyor and also carried out safety surveys.’
- ‘Hire a marine surveyor or engine mechanic if necessary.’
- ‘The editors also liked the listings of thousands of boat ramps, marine surveyors, boat shows, nautical crossword puzzles, and free greeting cards.’
- ‘This new website can book them a berth in a marina, get them an insurance quote and identify the nearest marine surveyor.’
- ‘Distortion and/or stress cracks are two other hull problems that should be addressed by a marine surveyor or repairer.’
- ‘Arrange to have the surveyor on board when the boat is sea trialed so running systems can be checked underway.’
- ‘Long distance buyers can hire a marine surveyor located near the auction site to evaluate the boat and report on its condition.’
- ‘Hire a marine surveyor to inspect the boat prior to purchase.’
- ‘Simply put, a marine surveyor is a technical consultant competent to inspect and evaluate recreational boats.’
Late Middle English (denoting a supervisor): from Anglo-Norman French surveiour, from the verb surveier (see survey).
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