What does estimate mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. estimate, estimation(noun)

    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, estimation(noun)

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

  4. estimate(noun)

    a statement indicating the likely cost of some job

    "he got an estimate from the car repair shop"

  5. estimate, estimation(verb)

    the respect with which a person is held

    "they had a high estimation of his ability"

  6. estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge(verb)

    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, forecast(verb)

    judge to be probable

Wiktionary

  1. estimate(Noun)

    A rough calculation or guess.

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

  2. estimate(Noun)

    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. estimate(Verb)

    To calculate roughly, often from imperfect data.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Estimate(verb)

    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. Estimate(verb)

    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. Estimate(noun)

    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  

British National Corpus

  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. Richard Nephew:

    I estimate 300,000 - 500,000 new barrels of oil on the market within 6-12 months after a deal begins to be implemented.

  2. Richard Schutzer:

    Every year it ranges a little bit – the estimate is about 60 percent of the time it will prevent the flu from happening, but that still leaves 40 percent.

  3. Bruce Neal:

    Patients with sleep apnea, who are often at increased cardiovascular risk, need rigorous management with other indicated therapies, such as blood pressure lowering, statins, and antithrombotic drugs, i think the most interesting finding of the meta-analysis is that the best estimate of the effect of obstructive sleep apnea treatment on risk of major adverse cardiovascular events is very similar to the reduction in risk seen with aspirin, beta-blockers, or statin medications.

  4. Khiem Do:

    The market is not prepared for this. No one is prepared for this, it is not easy to estimate the impact on earnings per share for (Chinese) A-shares or H-shares, but the impact on sentiment is immediate.

  5. Mike Pence:

    Our best estimate is that the threat to the American public... remains low, in the days ahead we're going to make sure that the full resources of the federal government continue to be brought to bear in confronting the coronavirus here at home.

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Translations for estimate

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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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