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

 

See Also: overestimate, overrate, lowball, underestimate

 

Hyponyms: capitalization, capitalisation, scalage, guess, guesswork, guessing, shot, dead reckoning, guesstimate, guestimate, overestimate, overestimation, overrating, overreckoning, underestimate, underestimation, underrating, underreckoning, reputation, report, overvaluation, overappraisal, quantize, quantise, misgauge, place, put, set, give, lowball, assess, make, reckon, count, truncate, allow, take into account

 

Derivational Morphology: gauge, approximate, guess, judge, evaluator, judgment, judgement, judging, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis, guesser, appraisal, estimation, approximation, idea, prognosis, forecast, forecaster, predictor, prognosticator, soothsayer, calculator, reckoner, figurer, estimator, computer, calculation, computation, computing

 

Anagrams: misstate, at times

 

 
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