Estimate definition

ĕstə-māt
To calculate approximately (the amount, extent, magnitude, position, or value of something).
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To form an opinion about; evaluate.
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To judge or determine generally but carefully (size, value, cost, requirements, etc.); calculate approximately.
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A general calculation of size, value, etc.; esp., an approximate computation of the probable cost of a piece of work made by a person undertaking to do the work.
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To form an opinion or judgment about.
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To make an estimate or estimates.
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The definition of an estimate is an opinion or a guess of the size, worth or cost of something.

An example of an estimate is a list of times and charges that it may cost to complete a construction job.

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To calculate roughly, often from imperfect data.
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A rough calculation or guess.
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(construction and business) A document (verbal notification) specifying how much a job will probably cost.
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To judge and form an opinion of the value of, from imperfect data.
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A judgment based on one's impressions; an opinion.

I have a high estimate of his character.

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A tentative evaluation or rough calculation, as of worth, quantity, or size.

An estimate of the damage caused by the storm.

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A statement of the approximate cost of work to be done, such as a building project or car repairs.
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An opinion or judgment.
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To estimate is defined as to form an opinion or to guess something’s size, cost or value.

An example of to estimate is to look at a damaged car and see how much it may cost to repair.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
estimate
Plural:
estimates

Origin of estimate

  • Latin aestimāre aestimāt-

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin aestimatus, past participle of aestimō, older form aestumo (“to value, rate, esteem”); from Old Latin *ais-temos (“one who cuts copper”), meaning one in the Roman Republic who mints money. See also esteem.

    From Wiktionary