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I UK [ˈestɪmeɪt] / US [ˈestɪˌmeɪt] verb [transitive]
Word forms "estimate":
present tense I/you/we/they estimate he/she/it estimates present participle estimating past tense estimated past participle estimated
to say what you think an amount or value will be, either by guessing or by using available information to calculate it

It's difficult to estimate the cost of making your house safe.

The Antarctic ice cap is estimated to contain 90% of the world's fresh water.

estimate something at something:

The total cost was estimated at £600,000.

estimate (that):

We estimate that 20 per cent of the harvest has been lost.

estimate how much/many:

It is impossible to estimate how many of the residents were affected.


Derived word:
estimated
adjective

An estimated 300,000 people came to the demonstration.


II UK [ˈestɪmət] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "estimate":
singular estimate plural estimates
1) an amount that you guess or calculate using the information available

According to official estimates, over 25% of carbon emissions come from the United States.

It is difficult to obtain an accurate estimate of how many tigers are left.

a rough estimate:

The figure mentioned is just a rough estimate.


Collocations:
Adjectives frequently used with estimate
▪  accurate, conservative, realistic, reliable, rough
2) a statement telling a customer how much money you will charge if they employ you to do a particular piece of work

Can you give us an estimate for the repairs to the roof?


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  • 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

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  • 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.

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