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Definition of Estimate

Estimate

  1. To judge and form an opinion of the value of, from imperfect data, -- either the extrinsic (money), or intrinsic (moral), value; to fix the worth of roughly or in a general way; as, to estimate the value of goods or land; to estimate the worth or talents of a person.
  2. To from an opinion of, as to amount,, number, etc., from imperfect data, comparison, or experience; to make an estimate of; to calculate roughly; to rate; as, to estimate the cost of a trip, the number of feet in a piece of land.
  3. A valuing or rating by the mind, without actually measuring, weighing, or the like; rough or approximate calculation; as, an estimate of the cost of a building, or of the quantity of water in a pond.

Estimate Quotations

Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are largely colored by your environment. Your whole career will be modified, shaped, molded by your surroundings, by the character of the people with whom you come in contact every day.
Orison Swett Marden

I was born on January 8, 1942, exactly three hundred years after the death of Galileo. I estimate, however, that about two hundred thousand other babies were also born that day. I don't know whether any of them was later interested in astronomy.
Stephen Hawking

Thus I was able to make pioneering measurements of the height and physical scale of plasma clouds in the ionosphere and also to estimate wind speeds in this region.
Antony Hewish

The belief that a person can and should only feel grief over one sad event at a time is a truly disturbing estimate of our emotional capacity.
Jennifer Armintrout

The government that governs from afar absolutely requires that the truth and the facts reach its knowledge by every possible channel, so that it may weigh and estimate them better, and this need increases when a country like the Philippines is concerned, where the inhabitants speak and complain in a language unknown to the authorities.
Jose Rizal
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Estimate Translations

estimate in Danish is vurdere
estimate in Dutch is schatten, begroten, waarderen, taxeren
estimate in Finnish is arvioida
estimate in French is devis, estiment, estimons, estimation, chiffrer
estimate in Italian is valutazione, valutare, fabbisogno, valutare
estimate in Latin is censeo
estimate in Norwegian is vurdering, overslag, beregne, taksere
estimate in Spanish is estimar, valorar, tasacion, juzgar
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