estimate meaning

EN[ˈɛstɨmɨt] [ˈɛstɨˌmeɪ̪t]

    Definition of estimate in English Dictionary

  • NounPLestimatesSUF-mate
    1. A rough calculation or guess.
      1. (construction and business) A document (or verbal notification) specifying how much a job will probably cost.
        1. “They know our boats will stand up to their work,” said Willison, “and that counts for a good deal. A low estimate from us doesn't mean scamped work, but just that we want to keep the yard busy over a slack time.”
    2. VerbSGestimatesPRestimatingPT, PPestimated
      1. To calculate roughly, often from imperfect data.
        1. I estimate that I need 400 board feet of lumber to complete a job, and then order 350 because I do not want a surplus, or perhaps order 450 because I do not want to make any subsequent orders.
      2. To judge and form an opinion of the value of, from imperfect data.
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • We found that an estimated minimum of 23% of the Icelandic population of Whimbrels and c. 10% of the world population of the species breed in riverplain habitats in Iceland.
          • The temperature at which the shortest postoviposition period occurred was estimated by the quadratic equation as 25.2°C [ …]
          • Li Zhixiang, a member of the PAP, which is estimated to have more than one million members, said the new shoes had dealt a body blow to bromodosis.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Reporting verbs
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          Meaning of estimate for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "estimate" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a reporting verb.
          Difficultness: Level 1
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          Definiteness: Level 8
          Definite    ➨     Versatile