estimate ( estimates plural & 3rd person present) ( estimating present participle) ( estimated past tense & past participle )
The verb is pronounced [PH:e][PH:s][PH:t][PH:I][PH:m][PH:e][PH:I][PH:t]. The noun is pronounced [PH:e][PH:s][PH:t][PH:I][PH:m][PH:&][PH:t].
1 verb If you estimate a quantity or value, you make an approximate judgment or calculation of it.
Try to estimate how many steps it will take to get to a close object... V wh
I estimate that the total cost for treatment will be $12,500... V that
He estimated the speed of the winds from the degree of damage... V n
Some analysts estimate its current popularity at around ten per cent... V n at amount
estimated adj a ADJ amount
There are an estimated 90,000 gangsters in the country.
2 n-count An estimate is an approximate calculation of a quantity or value.
usu with supp, oft N of/for n
...the official estimate of the election result..., This figure is five times the original estimate...
3 n-count An estimate is a judgment about a person or situation which you make based on the available evidence.
oft with poss, N of n
I hadn't been far wrong in my estimate of his grandson's capabilities.
4 n-count An estimate from someone who you employ to do a job for you, such as a builder or a plumber, is a written statement of how much the job is likely to cost.
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 appraise, assess, calculate roughly, evaluate, gauge, guess, judge, number, reckon, value
2 assess, believe, conjecture, consider, form an opinion, guess, judge, rank, rate, reckon, surmise, think
3 appraisal, appraisement, approximate calculation, assessment, ballpark estimate (informal) ballpark figure (informal) evaluation, guess, guesstimate (informal) judgment, reckoning, valuation
4 appraisal, appraisement, assessment, belief, conjecture, educated guess, estimation, judgment, opinion, surmise, thought(s)
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus
to try to judge something without calculating
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