|part of speech:
||a landed property, usu. large and having a sizeable house connected to it.
She comes from a wealthy family who live on a magnificent estate.As a young man, he was a servant on an estate.Most of these estates were granted to nobles by the king.
||all the property of an individual or family, esp. the property left by a deceased person.
His son inherited his entire estate.Her estate consisted of several properties, some jewelry, and a small amount of cash.
- similar words:
- legacy, property
||social or economic standing or rank.
People of such low estate would never have been welcomed there.
||(chiefly British) a piece of land where the houses or other buildings, often all similar in type, are built together according to a plan; housing development.
||asset, class, degree, fortune, ground, heritage, property, wealth