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.
  2. To compute; determine the value of.
  3. To judge of the worth of a thing: to calculate.
  4. To set a value on; calculate.
  5. To form a general opinion about; compute; rate.
  6. judge to be probable
  7. To judge or form an estimate of; to rate by judgment; to appraise; to calculate.
  8. To form an opinion of the value of, or expense of; to fix the value by comparison and from experience; to calculate.
  9. 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"
  10. the respect with which a person is held; " they had a high estimation of his ability"
  11. a statement indicating the likely cost of some job; " he got an estimate from the car repair shop"
  12. judge tentatively or form an estimate of ( quantities or time); " I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
  13. 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.
  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. A valuation based on opinion.
  17. A valuing or rating in the mind; a judgment or opinion of the value, degree, extent, or quantity of anything; value. See Esteem.
  18. The computed cost of anything; a valuing or rating by the mind; a valuation.