American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To calculate approximately (the amount, extent, magnitude, position, or value of something).
- v. To form an opinion about; evaluate: "While an author is yet living we estimate his powers by his worst performance” ( Samuel Johnson).
- n. The act of evaluating or appraising.
- n. A tentative evaluation or rough calculation, as of worth, quantity, or size.
- n. A statement of the approximate cost of work to be done, such as a building project or car repairs.
- n. A judgment based on one's impressions; an opinion.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To form a judgment or opinion regarding the value, size, weight, degree, extent, quantity, etc., of; compute, appraise, or value by judgment, opinion, or approximate calculation; fix the worth of; judge; reckon.
- To esteem; honor.
- Synonyms Value, Prize, Esteem, etc. (see appreciate); to count, judge, appraise.
- n. A judgment or opinion as to the value, degree, extent, quantity, etc., of something; especially, a valuing determined by judgment, where exactness is not sought or is not attainable.
- n. Estimation; reputation.
- n. A rough calculation or guess.
- n. construction and business A document (or verbal notification) specifying how much a job will probably cost.
- v. To calculate roughly, often from imperfect data.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. 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
- v. 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.
- n. A valuing or rating by the mind, without actually measuring, weighing, or the like; rough or approximate calculation.
- n. a statement indicating the likely cost of some job
- n. a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody
- v. judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
- n. a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)
- n. an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
- v. judge to be probable
- n. the respect with which a person is held
- From Latin aestimatus, past participle of aestimare, older form aestumare ("to value, rate, esteem"); see esteem. (Wiktionary)
- Latin aestimāre, aestimāt-. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I have forced myself to stop refreshing Google news and the like, and attempted to focus on work the rest of the day, so I wouldn't be surprised that the estimate is as high as 100k-500k by now.”
“This estimate is therefore preliminary, pending a review of the language of the reconciliation proposal, as well as further review and refinement of the budgetary projections.”
“If this estimate is accurate, remittances would surpass tourism to become Mexico's third largest source of foreign income after manufacturing and oil.”
“If their estimate is actually honest the bonding will be negligable if they are just pulling numbers out of their a$$ that they think will "sell" the public on the project they may not be able to secure bonding.”
““In terms of property damage,” said actress Hilary Swank, “the estimate is at least $26 billion in insured losses and perhaps twice that in uninsured losses over a 90,000-square-mile area — approximately the size of Kansas.””
“On Saturday, Sept. 24th hundreds of thousands of people - our estimate is at least 300,000 - marched in front of the White House and through the streets of Washington, DC in a powerful, unified statement of opposition to the war in Iraq and for justice for the people of the Gulf Coast.”
“Left out of this estimate is the sheer human cost to the stroke patient and the stroke patient's family.”
“But if my estimate is anywhere near right, it is not a proud record for a country which is nearly 100 per cent literate and where the ordinary man spends more on cigarettes than an Indian peasant has for his whole livelihood.”
“But how the estimate is arrived at he leaves us to guess.”
“A conservative estimate is that at least one-seventh of Russian couples are infertile.”
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