Definitions of estimate

  1. a document appraising the value of something ( as for insurance or taxation)
  2. form an opinion about; judge tentatively; form an estimate of, as of quantities or time; " I estimate this chicken to weigh at three pounds"
  3. an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; " an estimate of what it would cost"; " a rough idea how long it would take"
  4. judge to be probable
  5. 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"
  6. the respect with which a person is held; " they had a high estimation of his ability"
  7. a statement indicating the likely cost of some job; " he got an estimate from the car repair shop"
  8. judge tentatively or form an estimate of ( quantities or time); " I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. To compute; determine the value of.
  13. To judge of the worth of a thing: to calculate.
  14. A valuing in the mind: judgment or opinion of the worth or size of anything: a rough calculation.
  15. A valuing; judgment of value, cost, & c.
  16. To set a value on; calculate.
  17. To form a general opinion about; compute; rate.
  18. A valuation based on opinion.
  19. A valuing or rating in the mind; a judgment or opinion of the value, degree, extent, or quantity of anything; value. See Esteem.
  20. To judge or form an estimate of; to rate by judgment; to appraise; to calculate.
  21. To form an opinion of the value of, or expense of; to fix the value by comparison and from experience; to calculate.
  22. The computed cost of anything; a valuing or rating by the mind; a valuation.

Usage examples for estimate

  1. Attempt now to estimate our resources. – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  2. Mr. Tiernan's estimate of Miss Lise Bumpus, if he could have been induced to reveal it, would have been worth listening to. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  3. And thus the fact of added tradition brings out the estimate of the worth of the hero to those among whom he lived and for whom he fought. – Folklore as an Historical Science by George Laurence Gomme
  4. But this proves to be an under- estimate. – The First Hundred Thousand by Ian Hay
  5. How low was Eglington's estimate of humanity! – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  6. If you introduce McGinnis to a girl he'll want to estimate how many feet she'd make board measure. – The Boy With the U. S. Foresters by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  7. We received the estimate. – The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins
  8. For the moral estimate of David it is sufficient that it did not rest with him to join in the battle. – The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI) by Max Duncker
  9. He was not far wrong in the estimate he formed of both their characters. – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  10. At a meeting of the supreme council of the Sons of Liberty, in New York, February 22, 1864, it was claimed that the order had nearly a million members, though the Government secret service considered half a million a more exact estimate. – Abraham Lincoln and the Union A Chronicle of the Embattled North, Volume 29 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Nathaniel W. Stephenson
  11. And yet the information at his disposal was sufficient to enable him to form a fair estimate of how things stood in the Confederate camp. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  12. All the army had come to recognize it, by this time; and such was the high estimate which General R. E. Lee placed upon him, that it is said he was about to be offered the command of a brigade of infantry. – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  13. If I've got a correct estimate of what Miss Leslie had to be pulled through, it's lucky that Tom Blake was the man. – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  14. Between a man and a woman it is usually the man who is mistaken in an estimate of another woman. – Roden's Corner by Henry Seton Merriman
  15. But I wish your father were here, Mr. Otway, to give his estimate of such genius; at all events if he thinks as he did years ago. – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  16. We cannot over- estimate the harm of Solomon's influence in this direction. – Studies in Old Testament History by Jesse L. Hurlbut
  17. This estimate may, to some, seem high, but when we stop to consider that in eight years, from 1876 to 1884, a single firm, that of Messrs. – The Extermination of the American Bison by William T. Hornaday
  18. Good enough, and one I estimate to be worth five hundred thousand francs. – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  19. I shall not attempt a description of the dresses, nor venture an estimate touching the value of diamonds. – The Son of My Friend New Temperance Tales No. 1 by T. S. Arthur
  20. His rough estimate was excessive. – Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official by William Sleeman