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Definitions for estimate
ˈɛs təˌmeɪt; -mɪt, -ˌmeɪtes·ti·mate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. estimate, estimation, approximation, ideanoun

    an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth

    "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"

  2. estimate, estimationnoun

    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"

  3. appraisal, estimate, estimationnoun

    a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)

  4. estimatenoun

    a statement indicating the likely cost of some job

    "he got an estimate from the car repair shop"

  5. estimate, estimationverb

    the respect with which a person is held

    "they had a high estimation of his ability"

  6. estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judgeverb

    judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

    "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"

  7. calculate, estimate, reckon, count on, figure, forecastverb

    judge to be probable

Wiktionary

  1. estimatenoun

    A rough calculation or guess.

    Etymology: From aestimatus, past participle of aestimare, older form aestumare; see esteem.

  2. estimatenoun

    A document (or verbal notification) specifying how much a job will probably cost.

    Etymology: From aestimatus, past participle of aestimare, older form aestumare; see esteem.

  3. estimateverb

    To calculate roughly, often from imperfect data.

    Etymology: From aestimatus, past participle of aestimare, older form aestumare; see esteem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Estimateverb

    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

  2. Estimateverb

    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

  3. Estimatenoun

    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. estimate

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. estimate

    To calculate a value, number or quantity with accurate, specific data, information, facts, research, statistics, experience and knowledge.

    The electrician estimated the job would cost £50 to hang the light fittings in 2 rooms using his known hourly rate and experience of how the time it would take him to complete.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 26, 2015  

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'estimate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3391

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'estimate' in Nouns Frequency: #1206

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'estimate' in Verbs Frequency: #401

Anagrams for estimate »

  1. etatisme, étatisme, meatiest, tea-times, teatimes

  2. Teatimes

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of estimate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of estimate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of estimate in a Sentence

  1. Steve DeSanctis:

    Even though (energy stocks have) had a good run, estimates will be climbing because analysts are raising their oil forecasts. So even though the stocks go up, they can still look cheap because the earnings estimate is going to go up as fast as the stock.

  2. Save Beirut Heritage:

    An initial census in the 1990s counted 1,600 traditional homes and buildings in the greater Beirut area, today we estimate the number to be close to 350.

  3. Charles Haddon Spurgeon:

    Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self it is no humility for a man to think less of himself than he ought, though it might rather puzzle him to do that.

  4. Del Fante:

    The smart stuff will help us upgrade the grid and will help develop a network we estimate will save Italian consumers 24 billion euros in costs over the next decade.

  5. Tom Learmouth:

    The upward revision to Q1 GDP displayed in the revised estimate is cold comfort given that output is plummeting this quarter.

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  • تقديرArabic
  • пресмятане, оценявам, приблизителна оценка, сметка, калкулация, пресмятамBulgarian
  • odhadnout, odhadCzech
  • estimere, estimatDanish
  • Schätzung, Abschätzung, schätzen, Kostenvoranschlag, abschätzenGerman
  • υπολογισμός, εκτιμώ, εκτίμησηGreek
  • presupuesto, estimación, estimarSpanish
  • hinnangEstonian
  • تخمین زدنPersian
  • arvio, arvioidaFinnish
  • ætlFaroese
  • estimer, estimationFrench
  • tuairmseScottish Gaelic
  • becslésHungarian
  • stima, stimareItalian
  • אומדןHebrew
  • 견적Korean
  • schatting, schattenDutch
  • kosztorys, oszacowanie, szacowaćPolish
  • estimativa, estimar, cálculoPortuguese
  • оце́нка, оце́нивать, сме́та, калькуля́ция, расчёт, оцени́ть, оценитьRussian
  • oceniti, ocenaSlovene
  • skattning, uppskattning, uppskattaSwedish
  • అంచనా, అంచనా వేయుTelugu
  • tahminiTurkish

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