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## es·ti·mate

(ĕs′tə-māt′)*tr.v.*

**es·ti·mat·ed**,

**es·ti·mat·ing**,

**es·ti·mates**

**1.**To calculate approximately (the amount, extent, magnitude, position, or value of something).

**2.**To form an opinion about; evaluate: "While an author is yet living we estimate his powers by his worst performance" (Samuel Johnson).

*n.*(-mĭt)

**1.**

**a.**A tentative evaluation or rough calculation, as of worth, quantity, or size: an estimate of the damage caused by the storm.

**b.**A statement of the approximate cost of work to be done, such as a building project or car repairs.

**2.**A judgment based on one's impressions; an opinion: I have a high estimate of his character.

[Latin aestimāre, aestimāt-.]

**es′ti·ma′tive**

*adj.*

**es′ti·ma′tor**

*n.*

*Synonyms:***estimate**

**, appraise**

**, assess**

**, evaluate**

**, rate**

^{1}

These verbs have to do with the consideration of judgment in ascertaining value or weighing the relative merits of something:

*estimated the street value of the drugs to be $500,000; appraised the diamond ring; assessing real estate for investors; evaluated a student's thesis for content and organization; rated the restaurant higher than any other in the city.*

## estimate

*vb*

**1.**(Surveying) to form an approximate idea of (distance, size, cost, etc); calculate roughly; gauge

**2.**(

*tr; may take a clause as object*) to form an opinion about; judge: to estimate one's chances.

**3.**(Commerce) to submit (an approximate price) for (a job) to a prospective client

**4.**(Statistics) (

*tr*)

*statistics*to assign a value (a

**point estimate**) or range of values (an

**interval estimate**) to a parameter of a population on the basis of sampling statistics. See estimator

*n*

**5.**an approximate calculation

**6.**(Commerce) a statement indicating the likely charge for or cost of certain work

**7.**a judgment; appraisal; opinion

[C16: from Latin

*aestimāre*to assess the worth of, of obscure origin]**ˈestimative**

*adj*

## es•ti•mate

(*v.*ˈɛs təˌmeɪt;

*n.*-mɪt, -ˌmeɪt)

*v.*

**-mat•ed, -mat•ing,**

*n.*

*v.t.*

**1.**to form an approximate judgment or opinion regarding the worth, amount, size, weight, etc., of; calculate approximately: to estimate costs.

**2.**to form an opinion of; judge.

*v.i.*

**3.**to make an estimate.

*n.*

**4.**an approximate judgment or calculation, as of the value, amount, time, size, or weight of something.

**5.**a judgment or opinion, as of the qualities of a person or thing.

**6.**a statement of the approximate charge for work to be done, submitted by a person or firm ready to undertake the work.

**es′ti•ma`tive,**

*adj.*

**es′ti•ma`tor,**

*n.*

## estimate

**1.**An analysis of a foreign situation, development, or trend that identifies its major elements, interprets the significance, and appraises the future possibilities and the prospective results of the various actions that might be taken.

**2.**An appraisal of the capabilities, vulnerabilities, and potential courses of action of a foreign nation or combination of nations in consequence of a specific national plan, policy, decision, or contemplated course of action.

**3.**An analysis of an actual or contemplated clandestine operation in relation to the situation in which it is or would be conducted in order to identify and appraise such factors as available as well as needed assets and potential obstacles, accomplishments, and consequences. See also intelligence estimate.

## estimate

**Past participle:**estimated

**Gerund:**estimating

Imperative |
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estimate |

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Noun | 1. | estimate - an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"scalage - estimation of the amount of lumber in a log credit rating, credit - an estimate, based on previous dealings, of a person's or an organization's ability to fulfill their financial commitments guesstimate, guestimate - an estimate that combines reasoning with guessing overrating, overreckoning, overestimate, overestimation - a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high underestimate, underestimation, underrating, underreckoning - an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value |

2. | estimate - a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody; "many factors are involved in any estimate of human life"; "in my estimation the boy is innocent"judgment, assessment, judgement - the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event; "they criticized my judgment of the contestants" appraisal - an expert estimation of the quality, quantity, and other characteristics of someone or something capitalisation, capitalization - an estimation of the value of a business | |

3. | estimate - a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)commercial document, commercial instrument - a document of or relating to commerce | |

4. | estimate - a statement indicating the likely cost of some job; "he got an estimate from the car repair shop"statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day" | |

5. | estimate - the respect with which a person is held; "they had a high estimation of his ability"reputation, report - the general estimation that the public has for a person; "he acquired a reputation as an actor before he started writing"; "he was a person of bad report" | |

Verb | 1. | estimate - judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"compute, calculate, cipher, cypher, figure, reckon, work out - make a mathematical calculation or computation quantise, quantize - approximate (a signal varying continuously in amplitude) by one whose amplitude is restricted to a prescribed set of discrete values misgauge - gauge something incorrectly or improperly give - estimate the duration or outcome of something; "He gave the patient three months to live"; "I gave him a very good chance at success" lowball, underestimate - make a deliberately low estimate; "The construction company wanted the contract badly and lowballed" assess - estimate the value of (property) for taxation; "Our house hasn't been assessed in years" make - calculate as being; "I make the height about 100 feet" truncate - approximate by ignoring all terms beyond a chosen one; "truncate a series" guesstimate - estimate based on a calculation overestimate, overrate - make too high an estimate of; "He overestimated his own powers" lowball, underestimate - make a deliberately low estimate; "The construction company wanted the contract badly and lowballed" |

2. | estimate - judge to be probablepass judgment, evaluate, judge - form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people" take into account, allow - allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something; "I allow for this possibility"; "The seamstress planned for 5% shrinkage after the first wash" |

## estimate

*verb*

*noun*

**1.**

**approximate calculation**, guess, reckoning, assessment, judgment, evaluation, valuation, appraisal, educated guess, guesstimate

*(informal)*,

**rough calculation**, ballpark figure

*(informal)*,

**approximate cost**,

**approximate price**, ballpark estimate

*(informal)*, appraisement This figure is five times the original estimate.

**2.**assessment, opinion, belief, appraisal, evaluation, conjecture, appraisement, judgment, estimation, surmise I was wrong in my estimate of his capabilities.

## estimate

*verb*

**1.**To calculate approximately:

*noun*

**1.**The act or result of judging the worth or value of something or someone:

**2.**A rough or tentative calculation:

Translations

**odhad**

**odhadnout**

**skøn**

**skønne**

**vurdere**

**vurdering**

**hinnang**

**arvio**

**arvioida**

**procijeniti**

**procjena**

**becslés**

**áætla, gera sér hugmynd um**

**kostnaîaráætlun**

**meta, áætla**

**見積もり**

**見積もる**

**견적**

**추정하다**

**apskaičiavimai**

**apytikriai apskaičiuoti**

**nuomonė**

**sąmata**

**aprēķināt**

**kalkulācija**

**novērtējums**

**novērtēt**

**spriest**

**ocena**

**oceniti**

**uppskattning**

**skattning**

**uppskatta**

**การประเมิน**

**ประมาณ**

**sự ước tính**

**ước tính**

## estimate

[ˈestɪmɪt]**A.**

*N*

**1.**(=

*judgment*) → estimación

*f*, cálculo

*m*; (=

*approximate assessment*) (

*for work etc*) → presupuesto

*m*

to form an estimate of sth/sb → formarse una opinión de algo/algn

to give sb an estimate of [+

*cost etc*] → presentar a algn un presupuesto de

rough estimate → cálculo

*m*aproximativo

at a rough estimate → aproximadamente

## estimate

[ˈɛst*ɪ*mət]

*n*

(=

*assessment*) → appréciation*f* [ˈɛst

to be estimated at → être estimé(e) à

The damage was estimated at 300 million pounds → Les dégâts étaient estimés à 300 millions de livres.

to estimate (that) → estimer que

They estimated it would take three weeks → Ils ont estimé que cela prendrait trois semaines.

*ɪ*meɪt]*vt*[+*speed, amount*] → estimerto be estimated at → être estimé(e) à

The damage was estimated at 300 million pounds → Les dégâts étaient estimés à 300 millions de livres.

to estimate (that) → estimer que

They estimated it would take three weeks → Ils ont estimé que cela prendrait trois semaines.

## estimate

*n*

(= approximate calculation) → Schätzung

*f*; (= valuation: by antique dealer etc) → Taxierung*f*; what’s your**estimate**of our chances of success? → wie schätzen Sie unsere Erfolgschancen ein?; £100/it is just an**estimate**→ £ 100/das ist nur geschätzt; at a rough**estimate**→ grob geschätzt, über den Daumen gepeilt*(inf)*; at a conservative**estimate**→ vorsichtig geschätzt; at the lowest**estimate**→ mindestens, wenigstens*vt cost, price*→ (ein)schätzen;

*distance, speed*→ schätzen; his wealth is

**estimate**d at … → sein Vermögen wird auf … geschätzt; I

**estimate**she must be 40 → ich schätze sie auf 40, ich schätze, dass sie 40 ist;

**estimate**d time of arrival → voraussichtliche Ankunft;

**estimate**d time of departure → voraussichtliche Abfahrt; (Aviat) → voraussichtlicher Abflug

## estimate

[*n*ˈɛstɪmɪt;

*vb*ˈɛstiˌmeɪt]

**1.**

*n*(

*judgment*) → valutazione

*f*, stima (

*Comm*) (

*for work to be done*) → preventivo

to give sb an estimate of → fare a qn un preventivo (

*or*una stima) di

at a rough estimate → ad un calcolo approssimativo

**2.**

*vt*→ valutare, stimare (

*Comm*) → preventivare

we estimate the cost to be £150 → preventiviamo un costo di circa 150 sterline

## estimate

(ˈestimeit)*verb*

**1.**to judge size, amount, value

*etc*,

*especially*roughly or without measuring. He estimated that the journey would take two hours.

**2.**to form an idea or judgement of how good

*etc*something is. I estimated my chances of escape as very good.

*noun*

a calculation (

*eg*of the probable cost*etc*of something). He gave us an estimate of the cost of repairing the stonework; a rough estimate.**ˌestiˈmation**

*noun*

judgement; opinion. In my estimation, he is the more gifted artist of the two.

## estimate

→ تَقْدِير, يُقَيِّمُ odhad, odhadnout skøn, skønne schätzen, Schätzung εκτίμηση, υπολογίζω calcular, cálculo aproximado arvio, arvioida estimation, estimer procijeniti, procjena stima, stimare 見積もり, 見積もる 견적, 추정하다 schatten, schatting anslå, kostnadsoverslag oszacować, oszacowanie estimar, estimativa оценивать, оценка uppskatta, uppskattning การประเมิน, ประมาณ tahmin, tahminde bulunmak sự ước tính, ước tính 估计Want to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, or visit the webmaster's page for free fun content.

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