|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|
"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)|
|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"
|7.||[ noun ] the respect with which a person is held|
"they had a high estimation of his ability"
|Related terms:||respect reputation|