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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

There is no doubt that some plant food, such as oatmeal, is more economical than meat, and superior to it in regard to both mechanical and mental performance. Such food, moreover, taxes our digestive organs decidedly less, and, in making us more contented and sociable, produces an amount of good difficult to estimate.
Nikola Tesla

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

Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self.
Charles Spurgeon

Great men, unknown to their generation, have their fame among the great who have preceded them, and all true worldly fame subsides from their high estimate beyond the stars.
Henry David Thoreau

There is no such thing as absolute value in this world. You can only estimate what a thing is worth to you.
Charles Dudley Warner
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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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