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Estimate meaning

estimate - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. judge tentatively or form an estimate of ( quantities or time); " I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
  2. 2. 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; as, to estimate the value of goods or land; to estimate the worth or talents of a person.
  3. 3. 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; as, to estimate the cost of a trip, the number of feet in a piece of land.
  4. 4. A valuing or rating by the mind, without actually measuring, weighing, or the like; rough or approximate calculation; as, an estimate of the cost of a building, or of the quantity of water in a pond.
  5. 5. A valuing; judgment of value, cost, & c.
  6. 6. To set a value on; calculate.

estimate - examples of usage

  1. I may be wrong in my estimate, of course, but that is another matter. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  2. I think that is an over- estimate. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. 3678. How do you estimate the money value then? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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