What does esteem mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. esteem, regard, respectnoun

    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, esteemnoun

    a feeling of delighted approval and liking

  3. respect, esteem, regardverb

    an attitude of admiration or esteem

    "she lost all respect for him"

  4. respect, esteem, value, prize, priseverb

    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 beverb

    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"


  1. esteemnoun

    favourable regard

  2. esteemverb

    To regard someone with respect

    Esteem your elders, boy.

  3. esteemverb

    to regard something as valuable; to prize

  4. esteemverb

    to look upon something in a particular way

    Mary is an esteemed member of the community

  5. esteemverb

    To judge; to estimate; to appraise

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Esteemnoun

    High value; reverential regard.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    Who can see,
    Without esteem for virtuous poverty,
    Severe Fabritius, or can cease t’ admire
    The ploughman consul in his coarse attire. John Dryden, Æn.

    Both those poets lived in much esteem with good and holy men in orders. John Dryden, Fables, Preface.

    I am not uneasy that many, whom I never had any esteem for, are likely to enjoy this world after me. Alexander Pope.

  2. To ESTEEMverb

    Etymology: estimer, French; æstimo, Latin.

    The worth of all men by their end esteem,
    And then due praise, or due reproach them yield. Fa. Queen.

    I preferred her before sceptres and thrones, and esteemed riches nothing in comparison of her. Wisd. vii. 8.

    Besides, those single forms she doth esteem,
    And in her balance doth their values try. Davies.

    Who would not be loved more, though he were esteemed less? Dryden.

    One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Rom. xiv. 5.


  1. esteem

    Esteem is the regard, respect, admiration or value that is attributed to a person or their qualities. It may also refer to having a favorable opinion or high regard for someone. It's also associated with self-worth and self-respect. The term can also refer to holding someone or something in high regard and assigning great value or importance to them.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Esteemverb

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

  2. Esteemverb

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

  3. Esteemverb

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

  4. Esteemverb

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

  5. Esteemverb

    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.]

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  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

Examples of esteem in a Sentence

  1. Wesley D'Amico:

    When wisdom has no self-esteem, knowledge has no limit.”

  2. Alexandre Dumas:

    ...love without esteem cannot go far or reach high. It is an angel with only one wing.

  3. Bette Midler:

    Self-esteem is something you have to earn! The only way to achieve self-esteem is to work hard. People have an obligation to live up to their potential.

  4. Ayn Rand:

    Love is an expression and assertion of self-esteem, a response to one's own values in the person of another. One gains a profoundly personal, selfish joy from the mere existence of the person one loves. It is one's own personal, selfish happiness that one seeks, earns, and derives from love.

  5. Alvin Price:

    Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can't poke enough holes in it to drain it dry.

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