from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or an instance of estimating.
  • n. The amount, extent, position, size, or value reached in an estimate.
  • n. An opinion or a judgment.
  • n. Favorable regard; esteem.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The process of making an estimate.
  • n. The amount, extent, position, size, or value reached in an estimate.
  • n. Esteem or favourable regard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of estimating.
  • n. An opinion or judgment of the worth, extent, or quantity of anything, formed without using precise data; valuation.
  • n. Favorable opinion; esteem; regard; honor.
  • n. Supposition; conjecture.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of estimating; the act of judging something with respect to value, degree, quantity, etc.
  • n. Calculation; computation; especially, an approximate calculation of the worth, extent, quantity, etc., of something; an estimate: as, an estimation of distance, magnitude, or amount, of moral qualities, etc.
  • n. In chem., the process of ascertaining by analysis the quantity of a given substance contained in a compound or mixture.
  • n. Opinion or judgment in general; especially, favorable opinion held concerning one by others; esteem; regard; honor.
  • n. Conjecture; supposition; surmise.
  • n. Synonyms Appraisement, valuation.
  • n. Estimate, Regard, etc. (see esteem); admiration, reverence, veneration.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the respect with which a person is held
  • n. an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
  • n. a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody
  • n. a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)


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