English dictionary

estimate meaning and definition


Definition of estimate (noun)

  1. an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
  2. 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"
    • synonyms: estimation
  3. a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)
  4. a statement indicating the likely cost of some job
    • "he got an estimate from the car repair shop"
  5. the respect with which a person is held
    • "they had a high estimation of his ability"
    • synonyms: estimation


Definition of estimate (verb)

  1. judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
  2. judge to be probable
Source: Princeton University Wordnet