What does the word survey mean?

Usage examples for survey

  1. But didn't you inform Mr. Arthur that we should accept of his kind offer to survey the woods and grounds of Oakley in his company, and isn't this the day, and almost the hour?" – Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch
  2. A careful survey as far as he could see in the bright moonlight, satisfied him that Morgan had not left his horse and buggy around there anywhere. – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  3. I am asking you to do it not for me or for yourself, but for the good of the Survey. – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow