Estimate

Definition of Estimate

Es´ti`mate
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.
[imp. & p. p. Estimated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Estimating .]
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.
n.1.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.
No; dear as freedom is, and in my heart's
Just estimation prized above all price.
- Cowper.

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