estimate

  • 1 Estimate — Es ti*mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Estimated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Estimating}.] [L. aestimatus, p. p. of aestimare. See {Esteem}, v. t.] 1. To judge and form an opinion of the value of, from imperfect data, either the extrinsic (money), or intrinsic… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 estimate — vb 1 Estimate, appraise, evaluate, value, rate, assess, assay are comparable when meaning to judge a thing with respect to its worth. Estimate usually implies a personal and sometimes a reasoned judgment which, whether considered or casual, is by …

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  • 3 Estimate — Es ti*mate, 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. [1913 Webster] Weigh success in …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 estimate — [es′tə māt΄; ] for n. [, es′təmit] vt. estimated, estimating [< L aestimatus, pp. of aestimare: see ESTEEM] 1. to form an opinion or judgment about 2. to judge or determine generally but carefully (size, value, cost, requirements, etc.);… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 estimate — I (approximate cost) noun admeasurement, aestimatio, appraisal, appraisement, approximate calculation, approximate judgment of value, approximate value, approximation, assessment, calculation, charge, computation, considered guess, educated guess …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 estimate — [n] approximate calculation; educated guess appraisal, appraisement, assay, assessment, ballpark figure*, belief, conclusion, conjecture, estimation, evaluation, gauging, guess, guesstimate*, impression, judgment, measure, measurement,… …

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  • 7 estimate — ► NOUN 1) an approximate calculation. 2) a written statement indicating the likely price that will be charged for specified work. 3) a judgement or appraisal. ► VERB ▪ form an estimate of. DERIVATIVES estimation noun estimator …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 estimate — estimate. См. индекс изоляции. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 9 estimate — ▪ I. estimate es‧ti‧mate 1 [ˈestmt] noun [countable] 1. a calculation of what the value, size, amount etc of something will probably be: • They were able to give us a rough estimate (= a not very exact one ) of the cost. • Even the most …

    Financial and business terms

  • 10 estimate — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ official, unofficial ▪ current, recent ▪ Current estimates suggest that supplies will run out within six months. ▪ early …

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  • 11 estimate — I n. 1) to give, make; submit an estimate (the contractors had to submit estimates) 2) (colloq.) (AE) a ballpark ( approximate ) estimate 3) an approximate, rough; conservative; long range; preliminary; short range; written estimate 4) an… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 estimate */*/*/ — I UK [ˈestɪmeɪt] / US [ˈestɪˌmeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms estimate : present tense I/you/we/they estimate he/she/it estimates present participle estimating past tense estimated past participle estimated to say what you think an amount or… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 estimate — es|ti|mate1 W2S3 [ˈestımıt] n 1.) a calculation of the value, size, amount etc of something ▪ a rough estimate (=not an exact calculation) of how much time we ll need ▪ A conservative estimate (=a deliberately low estimate) puts annual sales at… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 estimate — noun / estɪmət/ 1. a calculation of the probable cost, size or time of something ● Can you give me an estimate of how much time was spent on the job? ♦ at a conservative estimate probably underestimating the final figure ● Their turnover has… …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 15 estimate — es|ti|mate1 [ estı,meıt ] verb transitive *** to say what you think an amount or value will be, either by guessing or by using available information to calculate it: It s difficult to estimate the cost of making your house safe. The Antarctic ice …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 estimate — ♦♦ estimates, estimating, estimated (The verb is pronounced [[t]e̱stɪmeɪt[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]e̱stɪmət[/t]].) 1) VERB If you estimate a quantity or value, you make an approximate judgement or calculation of it. [V wh] Try to estimate …

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  • 17 estimate*/*/ — [ˈestɪˌmeɪt] verb [T] I to guess or calculate an amount or value by using available information It is impossible to estimate how many of the residents were affected.[/ex] The total cost was estimated at £600, 000.[/ex] We estimate that 20 per… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 estimate — noun / estɪmət/ 1. a calculation of probable cost, size or time of something ♦ these figures are only an estimate these are not the final accurate figures ● Can you give me an estimate of how much time was spent on the job? 2. a calculation by a… …

    Marketing dictionary in english

  • 19 estimate — 1 / est&m&t/ noun (C) 1 a calculation of the value, size, amount etc of something: a rough estimate (=not very exact): At a rough estimate I d say it s about 150 miles. | a conservative estimate (=deliberately rather low): That seems a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 estimate — I. transitive verb ( mated; mating) Etymology: Latin aestimatus, past participle of aestimare to value, estimate Date: circa 1532 1. archaic a. esteem b. appraise 2. a. to …

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