Definitions for Estateɪˈsteɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

es•tate*ɪˈsteɪt(n.)

  1. a piece of landed property, esp. one of large extent with an elaborate house on it.

  2. Law. property or possessions. the amount, degree, or nature of a person's interest in land or other property. the property of a deceased person, a bankrupt, etc., viewed as an aggregate.

    Category: Law

  3. Brit. a housing development.

    Category: British

  4. a period or condition of life.

  5. condition or circumstances with reference to worldly prosperity, estimation, etc.; social status or rank.

  6. a major political or social group or class, esp. one once having specific political powers, as the clergy, nobles, and commons in France or the Lords Spiritual, Lords Temporal, and commons in England.

    Category: Western History

  7. Obs. high social status or rank.

* Syn: See property.

Origin of estate:

1175–1225; ME estat < OF < L status; status

Princeton's WordNet

  1. estate(noun)

    everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities

  2. estate, land, landed estate, acres, demesne(noun)

    extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use

    "the family owned a large estate on Long Island"

  3. estate of the realm, estate, the three estates(noun)

    a major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country (especially in the United Kingdom) and formerly possessing distinct political rights

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. estate(noun)ɪˈsteɪt

    a large house on a large piece of land

    the Duke's rural estate

  2. estateɪˈsteɪt

    a housing development

    ***They're building a youth centre on the estate.

Wiktionary

  1. estate(Noun)

    state; condition

  2. estate(Noun)

    status, rank

  3. estate(Noun)

    The condition of one's fortunes; prosperity, possessions

  4. estate(Noun)

    A "person of estate"; a nobleman or noblewoman

  5. estate(Noun)

    A major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country and formerly possessing distinct political rights (w:Estates of the realm)

  6. estate(Noun)

    The nature and extent of a person's interest in, or ownership of, land

  7. estate(Noun)

    An (especially extensive) area of land, under a single ownership

  8. estate(Noun)

    The collective property and liabilities of someone, especially a deceased person

  9. estate(Noun)

    A housing estate

  10. estate(Noun)

    A station wagon; a car with a tailgate (or liftgate) and storage space to the rear of the seating which is coterminous with the passenger compartment (and often extensible into that compartment via folding or removable seating)

  11. Origin: From astat, from estat (French: état).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Estate(noun)

    settled condition or form of existence; state; condition or circumstances of life or of any person; situation

  2. Estate(noun)

    social standing or rank; quality; dignity

  3. Estate(noun)

    a person of high rank

  4. Estate(noun)

    a property which a person possesses; a fortune; possessions, esp. property in land; also, property of all kinds which a person leaves to be divided at his death

  5. Estate(noun)

    the state; the general body politic; the common-wealth; the general interest; state affairs

  6. Estate(noun)

    the great classes or orders of a community or state (as the clergy, the nobility, and the commonalty of England) or their representatives who administer the government; as, the estates of the realm (England), which are (1) the lords spiritual, (2) the lords temporal, (3) the commons

  7. Estate(noun)

    the degree, quality, nature, and extent of one's interest in, or ownership of, lands, tenements, etc.; as, an estate for life, for years, at will, etc

  8. Estate(verb)

    to establish

  9. Estate(verb)

    tom settle as a fortune

  10. Estate(verb)

    to endow with an estate

Freebase

  1. Estate

    An estate comprises the houses and outbuildings and supporting farmland and woods that surround the gardens and grounds of a very large property, such as a country house or mansion. It is the modern term for a manor, but lacks the latter's now abolished jurisdictional authority. It is an "estate" because the profits from its produce and rents are sufficient to support the household in the house at its center, formerly known as the manor house. Thus "the estate" may refer to all other cottages and villages in the same ownership as the mansion itself, covering more than one former manor. An example of such great estates are Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire, England, and Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire built to replace the former manor house of Woodstock. "Estate", with its "stately home" connotations, has been a natural candidate for inflationary usage during the 20th century. An estate properly so-called should comprise several farms, and is not well used to describe a single farm.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Estate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1983

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Estate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1656

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Estate' in Nouns Frequency: #634


Translations for Estate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

estate(noun)

a large piece of land owned by one person or a group of people etc

They have an estate in Ireland.

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