1. [ verb ] (mathematics) form an opinion about; judge tentatively; form an estimate of, esp. quantities or time
Synonyms: judge guess approximate gauge

"I estimate this chicken to weigh at three pounds"

Related terms: calculate place give lowball misgauge quantise guesstimate truncate assess make reckon lowball overestimate evaluator appraisal guess guesser
2. [ noun ] (mathematics,psychology) an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
Synonyms: idea approximation estimation

"an estimate of what it would cost" "a rough idea how long it would take"

Related terms: calculation guess overestimate underestimate guesstimate
3. [ verb ] judge to be probable
Synonyms: figure reckon calculate forecast count_on
Related terms: judge allow calculation prognosis
4. [ noun ] a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody
Synonyms: estimation

"many factors are involved in any estimate of human life" "in my estimation the boy is innocent"

Related terms: judgment scalage capitalization
5. [ noun ] (writing) a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)
Synonyms: estimation appraisal
Related terms: commercial_document overestimate
6. [ noun ] a statement indicating the likely cost of some job

"he got an estimate from the car repair shop"

Related terms: statement
7. [ noun ] the respect with which a person is held
Synonyms: estimation

"they had a high estimation of his ability"

Related terms: respect reputation
Similar spelling:   estimated