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estimate

es·ti·mate

estimate

 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: e stih meIt
inflections: estimated, estimates, estimating
definition 1: to calculate the approximate amount, size, or value of.
We estimated our bill to be approximately three hundred dollars.We asked the carpenter to estimate how much the new garage would cost.
synonyms:
calculate, compute, figure, reckon
similar words:
appraise, approximate, assay, assess, evaluate, gauge, guess, judge, project, put, rate, value
definition 2: to judge or appraise.
He looked closely at the ring and estimated its value at around five thousand dollars.I estimated the length of the room to be close to thirty feet.
synonyms:
appraise, assay, calculate, evaluate, judge, value
similar words:
assess, deduce, gauge, project
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: e stih meIt
definition: to make an estimate.
We estimate using these charts.
synonyms:
conjecture, guess, surmise, think
similar words:
believe, calculate, consider, judge
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: e stih miht
definition 1: a rough calculation or educated guess as to the amount, size, or value of something.
By my estimate, we hiked about fifteen miles today.
synonyms:
appraisal, estimation, evaluation, reckoning
similar words:
calculation, deduction, guess, judgment
definition 2: a judgment or appraisal.
We took the diamond to a jeweler for an estimate.
synonyms:
appraisal, assessment, estimation, evaluation, judgment
similar words:
idea, opinion, reckoning
definition 3: a preliminary calculation, as by a building contractor, of the cost of proposed work.
The second contractor's estimate was higher than the first, but it might be more realistic.
similar words:
appraisal, calculation, deduction, guess, judgment, quotation, reckoning
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