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Definitions of estimate

  1. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To compute; determine the value of. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To judge of the worth of a thing: to calculate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To set a value on; calculate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To form a general opinion about; compute; rate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. form an opinion about; judge tentatively; form an estimate of, as of quantities or time; "I estimate this chicken to weigh at three pounds" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. judge to be probable Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To judge or form an estimate of; to rate by judgment; to appraise; to calculate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To form an opinion of the value of, or expense of; to fix the value by comparison and from experience; to calculate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. the respect with which a person is held; "they had a high estimation of his ability" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. a statement indicating the likely cost of some job; "he got an estimate from the car repair shop" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A valuing in the mind: judgment or opinion of the worth or size of anything: a rough calculation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. A valuing; judgment of value, cost, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. A valuation based on opinion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A valuing or rating in the mind; a judgment or opinion of the value, degree, extent, or quantity of anything; value. See Esteem. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. The computed cost of anything; a valuing or rating by the mind; a valuation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for estimate

  1. Attempt now to estimate our resources. – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  2. His rough estimate was excessive. – Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official by William Sleeman
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