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real estate

[ree-uh l, reel]
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noun
  1. property, especially in land: three acres of real estate.
  2. real property.
  3. available space or capacity: A bigger screen will give you extra real estate.

Origin of real estate

First recorded in 1640–45
Related formsre·al-es·tate, adjective
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Examples from the Web for real estate

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Historical Examples

  • Portland recorded the weight in a pocket-book, for he was a real-estate man.

    American Notes

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Ay, and what without them would be the state of our real-estate interests?

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • George, who knew Chicago real-estate if any one did, said they might as well get what they could.

    Gigolo

    Edna Ferber

  • 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)


British Dictionary definitions for real estate

real estate

noun
  1. another term for real property
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