browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
estimate

more about estimate

estimate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Estimate  \Es"ti*mate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Estimated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Estimating}.]  [L.  aestimatus  p.  p.  of  aestimare  See 
  {Esteem},  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  judge  and  form  an  opinion  of  the  value  of  from 
  imperfect  data,  --  either  the  extrinsic  (money),  or 
  intrinsic  (moral),  value;  to  fix  the  worth  of  roughly  or 
  in  a  general  way  as  to  estimate  the  value  of  goods  or 
  land;  to  estimate  the  worth  or  talents  of  a  person. 
 
  It  is  by  the  weight  of  silver,  and  not  the  name  of 
  the  piece,  that  men  estimate  commodities  and 
  exchange  them  --Locke. 
 
  It  is  always  very  difficult  to  estimate  the  age  in 
  which  you  are  living.  --J.  C. 
  Shairp 
 
  2.  To  from  an  opinion  of  as  to  amount,,  number,  etc.,  from 
  imperfect  data,  comparison,  or  experience;  to  make  an 
  estimate  of  to  calculate  roughly;  to  rate;  as  to 
  estimate  the  cost  of  a  trip,  the  number  of  feet  in  a  piece 
  of  land. 
 
  Syn:  To  appreciate;  value;  appraise;  prize;  rate;  esteem; 
  count  calculate;  number.  --  To  {Estimate},  {Esteem}. 
  Both  these  words  imply  an  exercise  of  the  judgment. 
  Estimate  has  reference  especially  to  the  external 
  relations  of  things  such  as  amount,  magnitude, 
  importance,  etc  It  usually  involves  computation  or 
  calculation;  as  to  estimate  the  loss  or  gain  of  an 
  enterprise.  Esteem  has  reference  to  the  intrinsic  or 
  moral  worth  of  a  person  or  thing  Thus  we  esteem  a  man 
  for  his  kindness,  or  his  uniform  integrity.  In  this 
  sense  it  implies  a  mingled  sentiment  of  respect  and 
  attachment.  We  esteem  it  an  honor  to  live  in  a  free 
  country.  See  {Appreciate}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Estimate  \Es"ti*mate\,  n. 
  A  valuing  or  rating  by  the  mind,  without  actually  measuring, 
  weighing,  or  the  like  rough  or  approximate  calculation;  as 
  an  estimate  of  the  cost  of  a  building,  or  of  the  quantity  of 
  water  in  a  pond. 
 
  Weigh  success  in  a  moral  balance,  and  our  whole 
  estimate  is  changed.  --J.  C. 
  Shairp 
 
  Syn:  {Estimate},  {Estimation},  {Esteem}. 
 
  Usage:  The  noun  estimate,  like  its  verb  supposes  chiefly  an 
  exercise  of  judgment  in  determining  the  amount, 
  importance,  or  magnitude  of  things  with  their  other 
  exterior  relations;  as  an  estimate  of  expenses 
  incurred;  a  true  estimate  of  life,  etc  Esteem  is  a 
  moral  sentiment  made  up  of  respect  and  attachment,  -- 
  the  valuation  of  a  person  as  possessing  useful 
  qualities  or  real  worth.  Thus  we  speak  of  the  esteem 
  of  the  wise  and  good  as  a  thing  greatly  to  be  desired. 
  Estimation  seems  to  waver  between  the  two  In  our 
  version  of  the  Scriptures  it  is  used  simply  for 
  estimate;  as  ``If  he  be  poorer  than  thy  estimation.'' 
  --Lev.  xxvii.  8.  In  other  cases,  it  verges  toward 
  esteem;  as  ``I  know  him  to  be  of  worth  and  worthy 
  estimation.''  --Shak.  It  will  probably  settle  down  at 
  last  on  this  latter  sense  ``Esteem  is  the  value  we 
  place  upon  some  degree  of  worth.  It  is  higher  than 
  simple  approbation,  which  is  a  decision  of  judgment. 
  It  is  the  commencement  of  affection.''  --Gogan. 
 
  No  dear  as  freedom  is  and  in  my  heart's  Just 
  estimation  prized  above  all  price.  --Cowper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  estimate 
  n  1:  an  approximate  calculation  of  quantity  or  degree  or  worth; 
  "an  estimate  of  what  it  would  cost";  "a  rough  idea  how 
  long  it  would  take"  [syn:  {estimation},  {approximation}, 
  {idea}] 
  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"  [syn:  {estimation}] 
  3:  a  document  appraising  the  value  of  something  (as  for 
  insurance  or  taxation)  [syn:  {appraisal},  {estimation}] 
  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"  [syn:  {estimation}] 
  v  1:  form  an  opinion  about  judge  tentatively;  form  an  estimate 
  of  esp.  quantities  or  time;  "I  estimate  this  chicken  to 
  weigh  at  three  pounds"  [syn:  {gauge},  {approximate},  {guess}, 
  {judge}] 
  2:  judge  to  be  probable  [syn:  {calculate},  {reckon},  {count  on}, 
  {figure},  {forecast}] 




more about estimate