[ US /ˈɛstəˌmeɪt, ˈɛstəmət/ ]
  1. judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
    I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds
  2. judge to be probable
  1. the respect with which a person is held
    they had a high estimation of his ability
  2. a statement indicating the likely cost of some job
    he got an estimate from the car repair shop
  3. a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody
    in my estimation the boy is innocent
    many factors are involved in any estimate of human life
  4. an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
    an estimate of what it would cost
    a rough idea how long it would take
  5. a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)
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How To Use estimate In A Sentence

  • They estimate the cost of repairing the damaged roads at £1 million.
  • You estimate, I will offer your estimated value to the auction committee.
  • One Mercedes engineer estimated that, worldwide, up to 50,000 vehicles may have to be repaired, which is a blow for a company which prides itself on reliability and quality. The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed
  • Considering my diminutiveness, the size of the pail in my lap, and my drinking out of it my breath held and my face buried to the ears in foam, it was rather difficult to estimate how much I drank. Chapter 3
  • Her own valuers had estimated that the property was worth £150,000 on the basis of agricultural use of the surrounding land, and virtually nothing on the basis of mining and/or landfill operations.
  • Tom Tedder's tragedy was that he had a perfectly accurate estimate of his own talents as an artist.
  • The amount of strain that measuring the heights of all admitted children puts on the medical and nursing staff should not be underestimated.
  • The dangers for girls were especially acute: “It is estimated that two-thirds of the girls who appear before the Court charged with immorality owe their misfortune to influences derived directly from the movies, either from the pictures themselves or in the ‘picking up’ of male acquaintances at the theatre!” A Renegade History of the United States
  • Eggs were labeled with a permanent marker, candled to estimate the stage of development, weighed to the nearest 0.5 g using a spring scale, and measured (length and width) to the nearest 0.1 mm with calipers.
  • Reliable statewide estimates of the specific offense distribution of California's probationers are not available.
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