What does esteem mean?

Definitions for esteem
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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"

Wiktionary

  1. esteemnoun

    favourable regard

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

  2. esteemverb

    To regard someone with respect

    Esteem your elders, boy.

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

  3. esteemverb

    to regard something as valuable; to prize

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

  4. esteemverb

    to look upon something in a particular way

    Mary is an esteemed member of the community

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

  5. esteemverb

    To judge; to estimate; to appraise

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

    Etymology: 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. 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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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

Examples of esteem in a Sentence

  1. Sir W. Temple:

    Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed

  2. 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.

  3. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    You shouldn't loose your self-esteem. I mean, you've got to appreciate and value the stuff you are made of i.e. do have confidence in your own worth or abilities. For, loss of the sense of self-esteem causes depression, hopelessness, illness, anxiety, anger, sadness and a host of other negative emotions. Thus, dare to have high self-esteem and never low self-esteem. ~Emeasoba George

  4. Seeta Pai:

    So instead of focusing on the way someone looks ... shifting that conversation ... from how someone looks healthy to how someone feels healthy, a lot of the negative body image comes from internal views of oneself, and when you can really shift that conversation from how does someone look to how does someone feel, then kids can really start to think about what their choices are and how they have control over how they feel, and that brings positive self-esteem and self-awareness.

  5. Elizabeth Bowen:

    Intimacies between women go backwards, beginning with revelations and ending up in small talk without loss of esteem.

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