What does overestimate mean?

Definitions for overestimateˌoʊ vərˈɛs təˌmeɪt; ˈoʊ vərˈɛs tə mɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word overestimate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overestimate, overestimation, overvaluation, overappraisal(noun)

    an appraisal that is too high

  2. overestimate, overestimation, overrating, overreckoning(verb)

    a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high

  3. overestimate, overrate(verb)

    make too high an estimate of

    "He overestimated his own powers"

  4. overvalue, overestimate(verb)

    assign too high a value to

    "You are overestimating the value of your old car"


  1. Overestimate(v. t.)

    Hence: To overvalue.


  1. overestimate(Verb)

    to judge too highly

    Experts overestimate the level of harm of cigarettes.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overestimate

    ō-vėr-es′tim-āt, v.t. to estimate too highly.—n. an excessive estimate.—n. Overestimā′tion.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overestimate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overestimate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Vladimir Airapetian:

    This discovery is hard to overestimate.

  2. Terry Hartle:

    The farther down the income scale you go, the greater they overestimate.

  3. Michael Seril:

    People overestimate how much time they need to devote to physical fitness in order to live a long, healthy life.

  4. Katharine Yao:

    patients do often overestimate their contralateral breast cancer risk and do not realize how low it really is.

  5. Steve Jobs:

    It will go down in history as a turning point for the music industry. This is landmark stuff. I can't overestimate it!

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