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estimate - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'estimate' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Estimate [ 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.
2 . Estimate [ v. t.]
- 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.
- 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.

Meaning of 'estimate' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . estimate [ n]
Meaning (1):
- an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
Example in sentence:
  • a rough idea how long it would take;
  • an estimate of what it would cost
Meaning (2):
- a statement indicating the likely cost of some job
Example in sentence:
  • he got an estimate from the car repair shop
Meaning (3):
- a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody
Example in sentence:
  • in my estimation the boy is innocent;
  • many factors are involved in any estimate of human life
Meaning (4):
- the respect with which a person is held
Example in sentence:
  • they had a high estimation of his ability
5 . estimate [ v]
Meaning (5):
- judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
Example in sentence:
  • I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds