- n an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
an estimate of what it would cost
- n a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody
many factors are involved in any estimate of human life
- n a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)
- n a statement indicating the likely cost of some job
he got an estimate from the car repair shop
- n the respect with which a person is held
- v judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds
- v judge to be probable
- Even so, war critics believe the secret estimate (an unclassified summary must also be released) will have a powerful impact whenever it's finished.
- The previous best estimate for the entire population of the western lowland gorilla one of four gorilla species was 100,000 across seven countries, and that was a figure .
- Though the family does not publish company statistics, industry insiders reliably estimate Johnson's Wax sales at close to $150 million, on which it earned at least $11 million .
- Julie Gerberding in FOXNews
This is the most reliable estimate we've had since the beginning of the epidemic,said Dr. Julie Gerberding, the CDC's director.
- Sir Menzies Campbell in Independent
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...
- Robert Gates in USA Today
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.