Definition of estimate :
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
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calculate (part of speech: verb)
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measurement (part of speech: noun)
measure (part of speech: verb)
- In this estimate of his case Ben Trench was wrong. - "Philosopher Jack", R.M. Ballantyne.
- You- And if you should follow me there, Vivian's estimate of us will not be so far out of the way as we'd like to make it. - "The Hollow of Her Hand", George Barr McCutcheon.
- Now in 1882 he seems to have determined to declare himself, in a large, free way, concerning his own personal estimate of Mark Twain. - "Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens", Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009.