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Meaning of ESTIMATE

Pronunciation:  [n]'estumit, [v]'estu`meyt, 'estu`meyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [n]  an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"
  3. [n]  the respect with which a person is held; "they had a high estimation of his ability"
  4. [n]  a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)
  5. [n]  a statement indicating the likely cost of some job; "he got an estimate from the car repair shop"
  6. [v]  form an opinion about; judge tentatively; form an estimate of, as of quantities or time; "I estimate this chicken to weigh at three pounds"
  7. [v]  judge to be probable

ESTIMATE is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: appraisal, approximate, approximation, count on, estimation, estimation, estimation, forecast, gauge, guess, idea, judge
 See Also: allow, assess, assessment, calculate, calculation, capitalisation, capitalization, cipher, commercial document, commercial instrument, computation, compute, count, cypher, dead reckoning, esteem, figure, figuring, give, guess, guessing, guesstimate, guesstimate, guesswork, guestimate, judgement, judgment, lowball, make, misgauge, overappraisal, overestimate, overestimate, overestimate, overestimation, overestimation, overrate, overrating, overreckoning, overvaluation, place, put, quantise, quantize, reckon, reckoning, regard, report, reputation, respect, scalage, set, shot, statement, take into account, truncate, underestimate, underestimate, underestimation, underrating, underreckoning, work out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Es"ti*mate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Estimated}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Estimating}.] [L. aestimatus, p. p. of aestimare. See
    {Esteem}, v. t.]
    1. 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.
             It is by the weight of silver, and not the name of
             the piece, that men estimate commodities and
             exchange them.                        --Locke.
             It is always very difficult to estimate the age in
             which you are living.                 --J. C.
    2. 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.
    Syn: To appreciate; value; appraise; prize; rate; esteem;
         count; calculate; number. -- To {Estimate}, {Esteem}.
         Both these words imply an exercise of the judgment.
         Estimate has reference especially to the external
         relations of things, such as amount, magnitude,
         importance, etc. It usually involves computation or
         calculation; as, to estimate the loss or gain of an
         enterprise. Esteem has reference to the intrinsic or
         moral worth of a person or thing. Thus, we esteem a man
         for his kindness, or his uniform integrity. In this
         sense it implies a mingled sentiment of respect and
         attachment. We esteem it an honor to live in a free
         country. See {Appreciate}.
  2. \Es"ti*mate\, n.
    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.
          Weigh success in a moral balance, and our whole
          estimate is changed.                     --J. C.
    Syn: {Estimate}, {Estimation}, {Esteem}.
    Usage: The noun estimate, like its verb, supposes chiefly an
           exercise of judgment in determining the amount,
           importance, or magnitude of things, with their other
           exterior relations; as, an estimate of expenses
           incurred; a true estimate of life, etc. Esteem is a
           moral sentiment made up of respect and attachment, --
           the valuation of a person as possessing useful
           qualities or real worth. Thus we speak of the esteem
           of the wise and good as a thing greatly to be desired.
           Estimation seems to waver between the two. In our
           version of the Scriptures it is used simply for
           estimate; as, ``If he be poorer than thy estimation.''
           --Lev. xxvii. 8. In other cases, it verges toward
           esteem; as, ``I know him to be of worth and worthy
           estimation.'' --Shak. It will probably settle down at
           last on this latter sense. ``Esteem is the value we
           place upon some degree of worth. It is higher than
           simple approbation, which is a decision of judgment.
           It is the commencement of affection.'' --Gogan.
                 No; dear as freedom is, and in my heart's Just
                 estimation prized above all price. --Cowper.
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