Meaning of surveyor

sur•vey•or

Pronunciation: (sur-vā'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person whose occupation is surveying.
  2. an overseer or supervisor.
  3. a person who inspects something officially for the purpose of ascertaining condition, value, etc.
  4. (formerly) a U.S. customs official responsible for ascertaining the quantity and value of imported merchandise.
  5. (cap.)one of a series of space probes (1966–68) that analyzed lunar soil and obtained other scientific information after soft-landing on the moon.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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