surveying etymology

English word surveying comes from English landlubber, English survey

Detailed word origin of surveying

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
landlubber English (eng) (nautical, pejorative) Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman.
survey English (eng) A measured plan and description of any portion of country.. A particular view; an examination, especially an official examination, of a particular group of items, in order to ascertain the condition, quantity, or quality.. A questionnaire or similar instrument used for examining the opinions of a group of people.. An examination of the opinions of a group of people.. The act of making [...]
surveying English (eng) The science of accurately determining the position of points and the distances between them.

Words with the same origin as surveying

Descendants of landlubber
landlubbing