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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sur·vey·or /sɝˈveɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sur·vey·or n.
 1. One placed to superintend others; an overseer; an inspector.
 Were 't not madness then,
 To make the fox surveyor of the fold?   --Shak.
 2. One who views and examines for the purpose of ascertaining the condition, quantity, or quality of anything; as, a surveyor of highways, ordnance, etc.
 3. One who surveys or measures land; one who practices the art of surveying.
 4. Customs (a) An officer who ascertains the contents of casks, and the quantity of liquors subject to duty; a gauger. (b) In the United States, an officer whose duties include the various measures to be taken for ascertaining the quantity, condition, and value of merchandise brought into a port. --Abbot.
 Surveyor general. (a) A principal surveyor; as, the surveyor general of the king's manors, or of woods and parks. [Eng.] (b) An officer having charge of the survey of the public lands of a land district. [U.S.] --Davies & Peck (Math. Dict.).
 Surveyor's compass. See Circumferentor.
 Surveyor's level. See under Level.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an engineer who determines the boundaries and elevations of
           land or structures
      2: someone who conducts a statistical survey