[verb es-tuh-meyt; noun es-tuh-mit, -meyt] /verb ˈɛs təˌmeɪt; noun ˈɛs tə mɪt, -ˌmeɪt/
verb (used with object), estimated, estimating.
to form an approximate judgment or opinion regarding the worth, amount, size, weight, etc., of; calculate approximately:
to estimate the cost of a college education.
to form an opinion of; judge.
verb (used without object), estimated, estimating.
to make an estimate.
an approximate judgment or calculation, as of the value, amount, time, size, or weight of something.
a judgment or opinion, as of the qualities of a person or thing.
a statement of the approximate charge for work to be done, submitted by a person or business firm ready to undertake the work.
a person or thing that estimates
(statistics) a derived random variable that generates estimates of a parameter of a given distribution, such as ̄X, the mean of a number of identically distributed random variables Xi. If ̄X is unbiased, ̄x, the observed value should be close to E(Xi) See also sampling statistic
to form an approximate idea of (distance, size, cost, etc); calculate roughly; gauge
(transitive; may take a clause as object) to form an opinion about; judge: to estimate one’s chances
to submit (an approximate price) for (a job) to a prospective client
(transitive) (statistics) to assign a value (a point estimate) or range of values (an interval estimate) to a parameter of a population on the basis of sampling statistics See estimator
an approximate calculation
a statement indicating the likely charge for or cost of certain work
a judgment; appraisal; opinion
1660s, from Latin aestimator, agent noun from aestimare (see estimate).
1560s, “valuation,” from Latin aestimatus, verbal noun from aestimare (see esteem). Earlier in sense “power of the mind” (mid-15c.). Meaning “approximate judgment” is from 1580s. As a builder’s statement of projected costs, from 1796.
1530s, “appraise the worth of,” from Latin aestimatus, past participle of aestimare “to value, appraise” (see esteem). Meaning “form an approximate notion” is from 1660s. Related: Estimated; estimates; estimating.
[ee-stip-yuh-lit, -leyt] /iˈstɪp yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/ adjective, Botany. 1. . /ɪˈstɪpjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt/ adjective 1. a variant of exstipulate
[es-tuh-vuh l, e-stahy-vuh l] /ˈɛs tə vəl, ɛˈstaɪ vəl/ adjective 1. pertaining or appropriate to summer. /iːˈstaɪvəl; ˈɛstɪ-/ adjective 1. the usual US spelling of aestival estival es·ti·val (ěs’tə-vəl) adj. Relating to or occurring in the summer.
[es-tuh-veyt] /ˈɛs təˌveɪt/ verb (used without object), estivated, estivating. 1. to spend the summer, as at a specific place or in a certain activity. 2. Zoology. to spend a hot, dry season in an inactive, dormant state, as certain reptiles, snails, insects, and small mammals. /ˈiːstɪˌveɪt; ˈɛs-/ verb 1. (intransitive) the usual US spelling of […]
[es-tuh-vey-shuh n] /ˌɛs təˈveɪ ʃən/ noun 1. Zoology. the act of . 2. Botany. the arrangement of the parts of a flower in the bud. /ˌiːstɪˈveɪʃən; ˌɛs-/ noun 1. the usual US spelling of aestivation estivation (ěs’tə-vā’shən) An inactive state resembling deep sleep, in which some animals living in hot climates, such as certain snails, […]