[ree-uh l, reel]
- property, especially in land: three acres of real estate.
- real property.
- available space or capacity: A bigger screen will give you extra real estate.
Origin of real estate
First recorded in 1640–45
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Examples from the Web for real estate
Last week, property owners were beaten by security guards as they confronted a real-estate developer who defrauded them.China’s Internet Is Freer Than You Think
December 27, 2014
Real-estate expert Julian Hitchcock told Grub Street he expects to see more chain restaurants pop up in New York.High Rents Are Killing the Restaurant Capital
October 28, 2014
The park was a $14 million project built by average-sized Chinese entrepreneur and real-estate businessman Chen Mingjing in 2009.China Has a Dwarf Amusement Park
June 5, 2014
At the time, the real-estate agent tasked with selling the now-infamous house was not optimistic.JonBenet Ramsey's Colorado Home And Other Infamous Murder Houses For Sale
March 19, 2014
Quinn has all the real-estate people with her, and they hate De Blasio.New York City: DeBlasio Running Away?
August 28, 2013
Portland recorded the weight in a pocket-book, for he was a real-estate man.American Notes
Ay, and what without them would be the state of our real-estate interests?The Book of Khalid
George, who knew Chicago real-estate if any one did, said they might as well get what they could.Gigolo
On the envelope was the printed address of a real-estate broker in Brooklyn.The Telegraph Boy
Horatio Alger, Jr.
I lived there in 1857—an extraordinary year there in real-estate matters.Life On The Mississippi, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
- another term for real property
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