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)

Featured Games

Rhymes with Surveillance

  • valence

How do you pronounce surveillance?

Pronounce surveillance as sərˈveɪləns.

US - How to pronounce surveillance in American English

UK - How to pronounce surveillance in British English

Sentences with surveillance

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

Quotes about 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