Definitions for estate
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word estate.
everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities
estate, land, landed estate, acres, demesnenoun
extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use
"the family owned a large estate on Long Island"
estate of the realm, estate, the three estatesnoun
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
The condition of one's fortunes; prosperity, possessions
A "person of estate"; a nobleman or noblewoman
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)
The nature and extent of a person's interest in, or ownership of, land
An (especially extensive) area of land, under a single ownership
The collective property and liabilities of someone, especially a deceased person
A housing estate
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)
Etymology: From astat, from estat (French: état).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: estat, French.
Many times the things adduced to judgment may be meum &c tuum, when the reason and consequence thereof may reach to point of estate: I call matters of estate not only the parts of sovereignty, but whatsoever introduceth any great alteration, or dangerous precedent, or concerneth manifestly any great portion of people. Francis Bacon, Essays.
Thanks to giddy chance,
She cast us headlong from our high estate. Dryden.
Truth and certainty are not at all secured by innate principles; but men are in the same uncertain, floating estate with as without them. John Locke.
She accused us to the king, as though we went about to overthrow him in his own estate. Philip Sidney, b. ii.
Go, miser! go; for lucre sell thy soul;
Truck wares for wares, and trudge from pole to pole,
That men may say, when thou art dead and gone,
See what a vast estate he left his son! John Dryden, Pers. Sat.
Who hath not heard of the greatness of your estate? Who seeth not that your estate is much excelled with that sweet uniting of all beauties. Philip Sidney, b. ii.
She is a dutchess, a great estate. Hugh Latimer.
Herod, on his birthday, made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee. Mar. vi. 21.
To settle as a fortune.
Etymology: from the noun.
Why hath thy queen
Summon’d me hither?
—— A contract of true love to celebrate,
And some donation freely to estate
On the bless’d lovers. William Shakespeare, Tempest.
An estate is a legal term referring to an individual's total assets, including property, money, and other personal belongings, especially as considered in terms of their potential value upon the person's death or as defined by a will or an inheritance. It can also refer to a large area of land, often with a large house, owned by one person, family, or organization.
settled condition or form of existence; state; condition or circumstances of life or of any person; situation
social standing or rank; quality; dignity
a person of high rank
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
the state; the general body politic; the common-wealth; the general interest; state affairs
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
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
tom settle as a fortune
to endow with an estate
Etymology: [OF. estat, F. tat, L. status, fr. stare to stand. See Stand, and cf. State.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
es-tāt′, n. condition or rank: position: property, esp. landed property: fortune: an order or class of men in the body-politic: (pl.) dominions: possessions.—v.t. to give an estate to: (arch.) to bestow upon.—n. Estates′man, statesman.—Man's estate, the state of manhood; The estates of the realm are three—Lords Spiritual, Lords Temporal, and Commons; but often misused for the legislature—king, lords, and commons.—The ancient parliament of Scotland consisted of the king and the Three Estates—viz.: (1) archbishops, bishops, abbots, and mitred priors; (2) the barons and the commissioners of shires and stewartries; (3) the commissioners from the royal burghs;—in France, the nobles, clergy, and Third Estate (tiers état) remained separate down to 1789; The fourth estate, often used humorously for the press. [O. Fr. estat (Fr. état)—L. status, a state.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'estate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1983
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'estate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1656
Rank popularity for the word 'estate' in Nouns Frequency: #634
The numerical value of estate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of estate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul's estate.
My friends are my estate. Forgive me then the avarice to hoard them
My concern about real estate is that real estate markets ... are among the most distorted markets in the world, the real estate sector has been implicated in the world's major financial crises.
News is history shot on the wing. The huntsmen from the Fourth Estate seek to bag only the peacock or the eagle of the swifting day.
My friends are my estate.
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Translations for estate
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- наследство, имот, съсловие, имение, владениеBulgarian
- béns, propietatCatalan, Valencian
- pozemek, majetekCzech
- Landgut, GutGerman
- finca, inmueblesSpanish
- sääty, saanto, tila, omaisuus, pesä, kuolinpesäFinnish
- domaine, propriétéFrench
- oighreachd, fearann na h-oighreachdScottish Gaelic
- tenuta, asse ereditario, possedimento, beni, proprietàItalian
- kārta, īpašums, muižaLatvian
- сталеж, имот, заоставштина, поседMacedonian
- eigendom, adel, landgoed, bezit, standDutch
- classe, bens, propriedadePortuguese
- imovina, posjed, imanje, stalež, imetak, vlasništvoSerbo-Croatian
- egendom, äga, stånd, sterbhus, dödsboSwedish
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