• IPA: /ˈɛstɨmɨt/ (noun)
  • IPA: /ˈɛstɨˌmeɪ̪t/ (verb)

estimate (plural estimates)

  1. A rough calculation or assessment of the value, size, or cost of something.
  2. (construction and business) A document (or verbal notification) specifying how much a job is likely to cost.
  3. An upper limitation on some positive quantity.
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  • German: Kostenvoranschlag
  • Italian: preventivo
  • Russian: сме́та

estimate (estimates, present participle estimating; past estimated, past participle estimated)

  1. To calculate roughly, often from imperfect data.
  2. To judge and form an opinion of the value of, from imperfect data.
    • 1691, John Locke, Some Considerations of the Consequences of the Lowering of Interest and the Raising the Value of Money
      It is by the weight of silver, and not the name of the piece, that men estimate commodities and exchange them.
    • It is always very difficult to estimate the age in which you are living.
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