# Estimate

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**estimate**— I n. 1) to give, make; submit an estimate (the contractors had to submit estimates) 2) (colloq.) (AE) a ballpark ( approximate ) estimate 3) an approximate, rough; conservative; long range; preliminary; short range; written estimate 4) an… …12

**estimate */*/*/**— I UK [ˈestɪmeɪt] / US [ˈestɪˌmeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms estimate : present tense I/you/we/they estimate he/she/it estimates present participle estimating past tense estimated past participle estimated to say what you think an amount or… …13

**estimate**— es|ti|mate1 W2S3 [ˈestımıt] n 1.) a calculation of the value, size, amount etc of something ▪ a rough estimate (=not an exact calculation) of how much time we ll need ▪ A conservative estimate (=a deliberately low estimate) puts annual sales at… …14

**estimate**— noun / estɪmət/ 1. a calculation of the probable cost, size or time of something ● Can you give me an estimate of how much time was spent on the job? ♦ at a conservative estimate probably underestimating the final figure ● Their turnover has… …15

**estimate**— es|ti|mate1 [ estı,meıt ] verb transitive *** to say what you think an amount or value will be, either by guessing or by using available information to calculate it: It s difficult to estimate the cost of making your house safe. The Antarctic ice …16

**estimate**— ♦♦ estimates, estimating, estimated (The verb is pronounced [[t]e̱stɪmeɪt[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]e̱stɪmət[/t]].) 1) VERB If you estimate a quantity or value, you make an approximate judgement or calculation of it. [V wh] Try to estimate …17

**estimate*/*/**— [ˈestɪˌmeɪt] verb [T] I to guess or calculate an amount or value by using available information It is impossible to estimate how many of the residents were affected.[/ex] The total cost was estimated at £600, 000.[/ex] We estimate that 20 per… …18

**estimate**— noun / estɪmət/ 1. a calculation of probable cost, size or time of something ♦ these figures are only an estimate these are not the final accurate figures ● Can you give me an estimate of how much time was spent on the job? 2. a calculation by a… …19

**estimate**— 1 / est&m&t/ noun (C) 1 a calculation of the value, size, amount etc of something: a rough estimate (=not very exact): At a rough estimate I d say it s about 150 miles. | a conservative estimate (=deliberately rather low): That seems a… …20

**estimate**— I. transitive verb ( mated; mating) Etymology: Latin aestimatus, past participle of aestimare to value, estimate Date: circa 1532 1. archaic a. esteem b. appraise 2. a. to …