estimate

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Estimate is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • Hyphenation: es‧ti‧mate
noun
verb

Noun[change]

Singular
estimate

Plural
estimates

  1. (countable) An estimate is a judgement of a size, value, amount, cost, etc., which is based on incomplete information.
    British Telecom will give you an estimate of the cost before doing any work.

Related words[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
estimate

Third-person singular
estimates

Past tense
estimated

Past participle
estimated

Present participle
estimating

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you estimate the number, size, value, amount, cost, etc. of something, you guess based on incomplete information.
    It's difficult to estimate how long it will take to get to London because we don't know how bad the traffic will be.