1. surveillance

noun. ['sɝˈveɪləns'] close observation of a person or group (usually by the police).


  • police work
  • vigil
  • police investigation
  • watch
  • surveillance of disease
  • stakeout


  • surveillance (French)
  • surveiller (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Surveillance

  • valence

Example sentences of the word surveillance

1. Noun, singular or mass
Video surveillance feeds are also transferred wirelessly to a part of the home that can be monitored.

Quotes containing the word surveillance

1. Do you really mean to tell me the only reason you try to be good is to gain God's approval and reward, or to avoid his disapproval and punishment? That's not morality, that's just sucking up, apple-polishing, looking over your shoulder at the great surveillance camera in the sky, or the still small wiretap inside your head, monitoring your every move, even your every base though.
- Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

2. I think about her sometimes, and wonder what she’s doing and who she’s doing it with. I suppose I could just stalk her Facebook page like a normal person, but that doesn’t seem as romantic as surveillance and GPS tracking.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE