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Verb: estimate  e-sti-mut
  1. Form an estimate of (quantities or time)
    "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds";
    - gauge, approximate, guess, judge
     
  2. Judge to be probable
    - calculate, reckon, count on, figure, forecast
Noun: estimate  e-sti-mut
  1. An approximate calculation of quantity, degree or worth
    "an estimate of what it would cost";
    - estimation, approximation, idea
     
  2. A judgment of the qualities of something or somebody
    "many factors are involved in any estimate of human life";
    - estimation
     
  3. A document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)
    - appraisal, estimation
     
  4. A statement indicating the likely cost of some job
    "he got an estimate from the car repair shop";
    - quotation [Brit], quote
     
  5. The respect with which a person is held
    "they had a high estimate of his ability";
    - estimation

Derived forms: estimated, estimating, estimates

See also: overestimate, underestimate

Type of: assessment, calculate, calculation, cipher, commercial document, commercial instrument, computation, compute, cypher, esteem, evaluate, figure [N. Amer], figuring, judge, judgement, judgment, pass judgment, reckon, reckoning, regard, respect, statement, work out

Encyclopedia: Estimate