Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To estimate too highly.
  • transitive verb To esteem too greatly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To estimate too highly; overvalue.
  • noun An estimate that is too high; an overvaluation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To estimate too highly.
  • transitive verb To overvalue.
  • noun An estimate that is too high.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb to judge too highly

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

  • noun an appraisal that is too high
  • verb make too high an estimate of
  • noun a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high
  • verb assign too high a value to

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

over- +‎ estimate

Examples

  • Part of the overestimate was a failure to anticipate a large number of motorists who renewed plates and driver licenses early to beat the fee increases.

    Local News from The Lakeland Ledger

  • Horner: RBR rivals 'overestimate' benefits of blown rear-end

    Crash.Net Motorsports Newsfeed

  • I don't think saying that the leader of the National Association of Evangelicals, who also was the pastor of a 14,000-member megachurch, and one of TIME's 25 most influential evangelicals has influence one the vote of CC's is an "overestimate".

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Therefore, I would suggest that the title of the Cornell news release "Global warming predictions are overestimated, suggests study on black carbon", while technically correct, is rather misleading in that a casual reading would infer an "overestimate" rather larger than the couple percent implied by the study.

    RealClimate

  • I don't think saying that the leader of the National Association of Evangelicals, who also was the pastor of a 14,000-member megachurch, and one of TIME's 25 most influential evangelicals has influence one the vote of CC's is an "overestimate".

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • The one million ban that Microsoft pulled on its Xbox Live players with modded console units now have been flagged as a mere "overestimate".

    Xbox 360

  • Therefore, I would suggest that the title of the Cornell news release "Global warming predictions are overestimated, suggests study on black carbon", while technically correct, is rather misleading in that a casual reading would infer an "overestimate" rather larger than the couple percent implied by the study.

    RealClimate

  • Therefore, I would suggest that the title of the Cornell news release "Global warming predictions are overestimated, suggests study on black carbon", while technically correct, is rather misleading in that a casual reading would infer an "overestimate" rather larger than the couple percent implied by the study.

    RealClimate

  • Therefore, I would suggest that the title of the Cornell news release "Global warming predictions are overestimated, suggests study on black carbon", while technically correct, is rather misleading in that a casual reading would infer an "overestimate" rather larger than the couple percent implied by the study.

    RealClimate

  • I don't think saying that the leader of the National Association of Evangelicals, who also was the pastor of a 14,000-member megachurch, and one of TIME's 25 most influential evangelicals has influence one the vote of CC's is an "overestimate".

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

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