estimate estimate  /ˈɛ stə mət/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
  2. (n) a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody
  3. (n) a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)
  4. (n) a statement indicating the likely cost of some job
  5. (n) the respect with which a person is held
  6. (v) judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
  7. (v) judge to be probable

Usage(s):

  • Spoiler alert: Shinseki ended up being right, but his public dissent of the Administration's estimate irreparably strained his relationship with his superiors.

News

  1. Capstone Mining Files Pinto Valley 43-101 Mineral Resource Estimate Technical Report

    Capstone Mining Files Pinto Valley 43-101 Mineral Resource Estimate Technical Report
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Laurion Files NI 43-101 Resource Estimate on the Sturgeon River Mine Waste Pile and Tailings, Ishkoday Property

    Laurion Files NI 43-101 Resource Estimate on the Sturgeon River Mine Waste Pile and Tailings, Ishkoday Property
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

  3. UK: NIESR GDP Estimate up 0.6% in May

    FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - The UK NIESR GDP Estimate pointed to a 0.6% rise over the last 3 months... For more information, read our latest forex news.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Forex Market

Quotes

  1. "This is the most reliable estimate we've had since the beginning of the epidemic," said Dr. Julie Gerberding, the CDC's director.
    on Aug 2, 2008 By: Julie Gerberding Source: FOXNews

  2. The former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell said: "At out peril, we fail to understand and estimate the sophistication of these people and their ability to turn facts into propaganda," he said. "People will assume from this that...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Sir Menzies Campbell Source: Independent

  3. "Between Gen. Odierno and Lt. Gen. Austin we just might have the tallest command in American military history - about 13 feet of general by my estimate," Gates said.
    on Sep 16, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: USA Today

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