What does esteem mean?

Definitions for esteemɪˈstim

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word esteem.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. esteem, regard, respect(noun)

    the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)

    "it is held in esteem"; "a man who has earned high regard"

  2. admiration, esteem(noun)

    a feeling of delighted approval and liking

  3. respect, esteem, regard(verb)

    an attitude of admiration or esteem

    "she lost all respect for him"

  4. respect, esteem, value, prize, prise(verb)

    regard highly; think much of

    "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"

  5. think of, repute, regard as, look upon, look on, esteem, take to be(verb)

    look on as or consider

    "she looked on this affair as a joke"; "He thinks of himself as a brilliant musician"; "He is reputed to be intelligent"

Wiktionary

  1. esteem(Noun)

    favourable regard

  2. esteem(Verb)

    To regard someone with respect

    Esteem your elders, boy.

  3. esteem(Verb)

    to regard something as valuable; to prize

  4. esteem(Verb)

    to look upon something in a particular way

    Mary is an esteemed member of the community

  5. esteem(Verb)

    To judge; to estimate; to appraise

    The Earth, which I esteem unable to reflect the rays of the Sun.

  6. Origin: First at end of 16th century; from estimer, from aestimare; see estimate, and aim, an older word, partly a doublet of esteem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Esteem(verb)

    to set a value on; to appreciate the worth of; to estimate; to value; to reckon

  2. Esteem(verb)

    to set a high value on; to prize; to regard with reverence, respect, or friendship

  3. Esteem(verb)

    to form an estimate; to have regard to the value; to consider

  4. Esteem(verb)

    estimation; opinion of merit or value; hence, valuation; reckoning; price

  5. Esteem(verb)

    high estimation or value; great regard; favorable opinion, founded on supposed worth

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Esteem

    es-tēm′, v.t. to set a high estimate or value on: to regard with respect or friendship: to consider or think.—n. high estimation or value: favourable regard.—p.adj. Esteemed′, respected.—adj. Es′timable, that can be estimated or valued: worthy of esteem: deserving our good opinion.—adv. Es′timably.—v.t. Es′timāte, to judge of the worth of a thing: to calculate.—n. reputation: a valuing in the mind: judgment or opinion of the worth or size of anything: a rough calculation: estimation.—n. Estimā′tion, act of estimating: a reckoning of value: esteem, honour: importance: conjecture.—adj. Es′timātive.—n. Es′timātor.—Hold in estimation, to esteem highly.—The estimates, accounts given before parliament showing the probable expenditure for the year. [Fr. estimer—L. æstimāre.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of esteem in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of esteem in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gemma Marotta:

    As well as being able to leave jail having learnt a trade, it reinforces their self-esteem.

  2. Patricia Kelly Patricia Kelly:

    We use horses as a hook to create pride, esteem and healing, they learn that they have ability. They just have to unlock it.

  3. Jay Leno:

    I think high self-esteem is overrated. A little low self-esteem is actually quite goodMaybe you're not the best, so you should work a little harder.

  4. George Gordon Byron:

    It was one of the deadliest and heaviest feelings of my life to feel that I was no longer a boy. From that moment I began to grow old in my own esteem-and in my esteem age is not estimable.

  5. Melissa Cortina:

    It works closely with schools to support children within the school environment and help them find creative ways to bolster their self-esteem, it works with children and young people who are having serious difficulties and may be at risk of exclusion from mainstream school.

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Translations for esteem

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • почит, почитам, уважение, уважавамBulgarian
  • úctaCzech
  • ansehen, achten, Achtung, Wertschätzung, schätzenGerman
  • τρέφω εκτίμηση, τρέφω σεβασμό, εκτιμώ, υπόληψη, εκτίμηση, σέβομαι, υπολήπτομαιGreek
  • estimaSpanish
  • kunnioitus, arvostaa, kunnioittaaFinnish
  • respect, estime, respecterFrench
  • urraimIrish
  • urram, onairScottish Gaelic
  • כבודHebrew
  • հարգանքArmenian
  • stimaItalian
  • diligereLatin
  • matihereMāori
  • achten, achting, waarderen, prijzenDutch
  • szanowaćPolish
  • estimar, estimaPortuguese
  • stimă, apreciaRomanian
  • уважение, уважать, почитать, почтение, почёт, чтить, ценитьRussian
  • vörda, vördnad, aktningSwedish

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