# 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 risen by at least 20% in the last year, at a conservative estimate.*♦**these figures are only an estimate**these are not the final accurate figures**2.**a calculation by a contractor or seller of a service of how much something is likely to cost, given to a client in advance of an order●*You should ask for an estimate before committing yourselves.*●*Before we can give the grant we must have an estimate of the total costs involved.*●*Unfortunately the final bill was quite different from the estimate.*♦**to put in an estimate**to give someone a written calculation of the probable costs of carrying out a job●*Three firms put in estimates for the job.*■__verb__/'estɪmeɪt/**1.**to calculate the probable cost, size or time of something●*to estimate that it will cost £1m*or*to estimate costs at £1m*●*We estimate current sales at only 60% of last year. 2.*♦**to estimate for a job**to state in writing the future costs of carrying out a piece of work so that a client can make an order●*Three firms estimated for the refitting of the offices.*

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**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… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English**estimate**— vb 1 Estimate, appraise, evaluate, value, rate, assess, assay are comparable when meaning to judge a thing with respect to its worth. Estimate usually implies a personal and sometimes a reasoned judgment which, whether considered or casual, is by … New Dictionary of Synonyms**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. [1913 Webster] Weigh success in … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English**estimate**— [es′tə māt΄; ] for n. [, es′təmit] vt. estimated, estimating [< L aestimatus, pp. of aestimare: see ESTEEM] 1. to form an opinion or judgment about 2. to judge or determine generally but carefully (size, value, cost, requirements, etc.);… … English World dictionary**estimate**— I (approximate cost) noun admeasurement, aestimatio, appraisal, appraisement, approximate calculation, approximate judgment of value, approximate value, approximation, assessment, calculation, charge, computation, considered guess, educated guess … Law dictionary**estimate**— [n] approximate calculation; educated guess appraisal, appraisement, assay, assessment, ballpark figure*, belief, conclusion, conjecture, estimation, evaluation, gauging, guess, guesstimate*, impression, judgment, measure, measurement,… … New thesaurus**estimate**— ► NOUN 1) an approximate calculation. 2) a written statement indicating the likely price that will be charged for specified work. 3) a judgement or appraisal. ► VERB ▪ form an estimate of. DERIVATIVES estimation noun estimator … English terms dictionary**estimate**— estimate. См. индекс изоляции. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) … Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.**estimate**— ▪ I. estimate es‧ti‧mate 1 [ˈestmt] noun [countable] 1. a calculation of what the value, size, amount etc of something will probably be: • They were able to give us a rough estimate (= a not very exact one ) of the cost. • Even the most … Financial and business terms**estimate**— {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ official, unofficial ▪ current, recent ▪ Current estimates suggest that supplies will run out within six months. ▪ early … Collocations dictionary**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… … Combinatory dictionary