Definitions for estimateˈɛs təˌmeɪt; -mɪt, -ˌmeɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
es•ti•mateˈɛs təˌmeɪt; -mɪt, -ˌmeɪt(v.; n.)-mat•ed, -mat•ing
(v.t.)to form an approximate judgment or opinion regarding the worth, amount, size, weight, etc., of; calculate approximately:
to estimate costs.
to form an opinion of; judge.
(v.i.)to make an estimate.
(n.)an approximate judgment or calculation, as of the value, amount, time, size, or weight of something.
a judgment or opinion, as of the qualities of a person or thing.
a statement of the approximate charge for work to be done, submitted by a person or firm ready to undertake the work.
Origin of estimate:
1525–35; < L aestimātus, ptp. of aestimāre to value, estimate; see -ate1
estimate, estimation, approximation, idea(noun)
an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
"an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"
a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody
"many factors are involved in any estimate of human life"; "in my estimation the boy is innocent"
appraisal, estimate, estimation(noun)
a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)
a statement indicating the likely cost of some job
"he got an estimate from the car repair shop"
the respect with which a person is held
"they had a high estimation of his ability"
estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge(verb)
judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
"I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
calculate, estimate, reckon, count on, figure, forecast(verb)
judge to be probable
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
estimate(noun)ˈɛs təˌmeɪt; n. -mɪt, -ˌmeɪt
a guess of size, amount, etc.
to make an estimate
estimateˈɛs təˌmeɪt; n. -mɪt, -ˌmeɪt
one that may not be exact
a rough estimate of how much it will cost
estimateˈɛs təˌmeɪt; n. -mɪt, -ˌmeɪt
a judgment about the likely cost of work to be done
He gave us an estimate for fixing the car.
estimate(verb)ˈɛs təˌmeɪt; n. -mɪt, -ˌmeɪt
to guess the amount, size, etc.
Can you estimate how many marbles are in the jar?; We estimate that 20% of all electricity is used for lighting.
A rough calculation or guess.
A document (or verbal notification) specifying how much a job will probably cost.
To calculate roughly, often from imperfect data.
Origin: From aestimatus, past participle of aestimare, older form aestumare; see esteem.
to judge and form an opinion of the value of, from imperfect data, -- either the extrinsic (money), or intrinsic (moral), value; to fix the worth of roughly or in a general way; as, to estimate the value of goods or land; to estimate the worth or talents of a person
to from an opinion of, as to amount,, number, etc., from imperfect data, comparison, or experience; to make an estimate of; to calculate roughly; to rate; as, to estimate the cost of a trip, the number of feet in a piece of land
a valuing or rating by the mind, without actually measuring, weighing, or the like; rough or approximate calculation; as, an estimate of the cost of a building, or of the quantity of water in a pond
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. An analysis of a foreign situation, development, or trend that identifies its major elements, interprets the significance, and appraises the future possibilities and the prospective results of the various actions that might be taken. 2. An appraisal of the capabilities, vulnerabilities, and potential courses of action of a foreign nation or combination of nations in consequence of a specific national plan, policy, decision, or contemplated course of action. 3. An analysis of an actual or contemplated clandestine operation in relation to the situation in which it is or would be conducted in order to
Translations for estimate
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to judge size, amount, value etc, especially roughly or without measuring
He estimated that the journey would take two hours.
- يُقَدِّر، يُخَمِّنArabic
- calcularPortuguese (BR)
- skønne; vurdereDanish
- (προ)ϋπολογίζω, κάνω εκτίμησηGreek
- estimar, calcularSpanish
- برآورد کردن؛ تخمین زدنFarsi
- לֶאֱמוֹד, לְהַעֲרִיךHebrew
- अंदाज लगानाHindi
- apytikriai apskaičiuotiLithuanian
- novērtēt; aprēķinātLatvian
- beregne, anslå, kalkulereNorwegian
- برآورد کردن؛ تخمین زدنPersian
- اټكلول، تخمينول،ارزښت ټاكل: براوردكول، قضاوت كول (پرPashto
- a estimaRomanian
- uppskatta, värdera, beräknaSwedish
- tahmin etmekTurkish
- 估計Chinese (Trad.)
- визначати приблизно, на окоUkrainian
- اندازہ لگاناUrdu
- ước tínhVietnamese
- 估计Chinese (Simp.)
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