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estimate

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Definition rough calculation or judgment
  • What do you estimate this will cost?
estimate = roughly calculate or guess
  • I want a written estimate before I approve the repair.
  • estimate = calculation of projected cost
  • Can you estimate the cost?
  • estimate = roughly calculate or guess
  • Check the reasonableness of your math solution by estimating the answer before solving the problem.
  • estimating = making a rough calculation
  • I asked her to give me a firm price, but she would only give me an estimate.
  • estimate = rough calculation or guess
  • I hope her estimate of less than $100 to repair my car is good because I only have $100.
  • estimate = rough calculation or informed guess
  • Whenever he performed a minor service for Jem and me, as removing a splinter from a foot, he would tell us exactly what he was going to do, give us an estimation of how much it would hurt, and explain the use of any tongs he employed.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • estimation = an educated guess (rough calculation)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Miss Caroline's progress next door could be estimated by the frequency of laughter; however, the usual crew had flunked the first grade again, and were helpful in keeping order.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • estimated = roughly calculated or guessed
  • The high estimation then placed upon the military character might be seen in the lofty port of each individual member of the company.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • And this, moreover, was a mother's estimate of the child's disposition.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • The people possessed by hereditary right the quality of reverence, which, in their descendants, if it survive at all, exists in smaller proportion, and with a vastly diminished force in the selection and estimate of public men.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Not improbably this circumstance wrought a very material change in the public estimation; and had the mother and child remained here, little Pearl at a marriageable period of life might have mingled her wild blood with the lineage of the devoutest Puritan among them all.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • It was the most astonishing speech I ever heard—and I'm bound to say Tom Sawyer fell considerable in my estimation.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • estimation = judgment of his qualities or a value (as a person)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • What is the estimate to repair the car?
  • His estimate was accepted.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • An attorney friend of mine estimated he might spend seven years in prison.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • He sent someone to look at the road and estimated a cost of at least fifty thousand U.S. dollars.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • There have been so many attacks made on the volunteers, and a man like you raises them in public estimation.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • She estimates three for each adult, one or two for each of the children.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • Just get a folder, a notebook, and get second estimates on everything.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby

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