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    estimate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word estimate

    Definition
    (noun) an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
    Synonyms : approximation , estimation , idea
    Example Sentence
    • an estimate of what it would cost
    • a rough idea how long it would take
    Definition
    (noun) a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody
    Synonyms : estimation
    Example Sentence
    • many factors are involved in any estimate of human life
    • in my estimation the boy is innocent
    Definition
    (noun) a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)
    Synonyms : appraisal , estimation
    Definition
    (noun) a statement indicating the likely cost of some job
    Example Sentence
    • he got an estimate from the car repair shop
    Definition
    (noun) the respect with which a person is held
    Synonyms : estimation
    Example Sentence
    • they had a high estimation of his ability
    Definition
    (verb) judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
    Synonyms : approximate , gauge , guess , judge
    Example Sentence
    • I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds
    Definition
    (verb) judge to be probable
    Synonyms : calculate , count on , figure , forecast , reckon
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