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Meaning of ESTATE

Pronunciation:  e'steyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country and formerly possessing distinct political rights
  2. [n]  extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use; "the family owned a large estate on Long Island"
  3. [n]  everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities

ESTATE is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: acres, demesne, estate of the realm, land, landed estate
 See Also: barony, belongings, body politic, class, commonwealth, country, countryseat, Crown land, entail, estate for life, feoff, fief, fourth estate, freehold, glebe, gross estate, hacienda, holding, homestead, jointure, land, leasehold, legal jointure, life estate, manor, material possession, nation, net estate, plantation, press, property, real estate, real property, realty, res publica, seigneury, seigniory, signory, smallholding, social class, socio-economic class, state



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Es*tate"\, n. [OF. estat, F. ['e]tat, L. status, fr.
    stare to stand. See {Stand}, and cf. {State}.]
    1. Settled condition or form of existence; state; condition
       or circumstances of life or of any person; situation.
       ``When I came to man's estate.'' --Shak.
             Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low
             estate.                               --Romans xii.
    2. Social standing or rank; quality; dignity.
             God hath imprinted his authority in several parts,
             upon several estates of men.          --Jer. Taylor.
    3. A person of high rank. [Obs.]
             She's a duchess, a great estate.      --Latimer.
             Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords,
             high captains, and chief estates of Galilee. --Mark
                                                   vi. 21.
    4. A property which a person possesses; a fortune;
       possessions, esp. property in land; also, property of all
       kinds which a person leaves to be divided at his death.
             See what a vast estate he left his son. --Dryden.
    5. The state; the general body politic; the common-wealth;
       the general interest; state affairs. [Obs.]
             I call matters of estate not only the parts of
             sovereignty, but whatsoever . . . concerneth
             manifestly any great portion of people. --Bacon.
    6. pl. The great classes or orders of a community or state
       (as the clergy, the nobility, and the commonalty of
       England) or their representatives who administer the
       government; as, the estates of the realm (England), which
       are (1) the lords spiritual, (2) the lords temporal, (3)
       the commons.
    7. (Law) The degree, quality, nature, and extent of one's
       interest in, or ownership of, lands, tenements, etc.; as,
       an estate for life, for years, at will, etc. --Abbott.
    {The fourth estate}, a name often given to the public press.
  2. \Es*tate"\, v. t.
    1. To establish. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
    2. Tom settle as a fortune. [Archaic] --Shak.
    3. To endow with an estate. [Archaic]
             Then would I . . . Estate them with large land and
             territory.                            --Tennyson.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you become an owner of an estate means that your inheritance will be disappointing and not as you expected.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A person's property.
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