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**▪**__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****conservative estimates**(= deliberately low ) suggest we need to build one million new homes.**• Get several estimates before starting any building work.****• Nuclear power stations are notoriously unreliable and construction costs go way over original estimates.**[m0]**▪**__II.__**estimate**es‧ti‧mate^{2}[ˈestmeɪt] verb [intransitive, transitive]to calculate what you think the value, size, amount etc of something is or will probably be:**• Officials estimate that supply has exceeded demand by £7.5 billion since the beginning of 2005.****• The value of the deal****is estimated at**£12 million.* * *

**Ⅰ.****estimate**__UK____US__/ˈestɪmeɪt/__verb__[__T__]**►**to say what you believe the cost, size, value, etc. of something is, although you do not know for certain:**estimate how much/many**»»We should be able to estimate how many customers we will have each month.

Several online calculators allow you to estimate your carbon emissions.

**estimate that sth**»Some analysts estimate that about a quarter of career-track hires in recent years have been women.

**estimate sth to be sth**»The knock-on economic benefit is estimated to be about 1200 jobs.

**estimate sth at sth**»Global oil reserves were estimated at 1,000 billion barrels.

**Ⅱ.****estimate**__UK____US__/ˈestɪmət/__noun__[__C__]**►**a guess as to what the size, value, amount, etc. of something might be:**make/give/provide an estimate (of sth)**»»Please provide an estimate of the increased cost for your business per annum.

»The

a survey done in the early 1990s, so may no longer be accurate.*estimates are based on*»The

puts the total number of sales at about 1,000.*best estimate*a

*preliminary/initial/early estimate***rough/accurate estimate**»», three-quarters of the farms listed are working farms.*At a rough estimate*a

*conservative/realistic/reasonable estimate***►**__COMMERCE__a statement for a possible customer about how much a piece of work should cost:**give sb/provide/prepare an estimate**»He will compile the specifications, draw up plans, and prepare an estimate.

**ask for/obtain an estimate (for sth)**»»We can offer advice on how to obtain estimates for minor repairs.

If it is discovered that the cost will be greater than originally estimated, a

may then be sent to you.*revised estimate*→**See also****COST ESTIMATE**(Cf. ↑cost estimate),**EARNINGS ESTIMATE**(Cf. ↑earnings estimate),**INSURANCE ESTIMATE**(Cf. ↑insurance estimate)

*Financial and business terms.
2012.*

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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**— {{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