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real estate

[ree-uh l, reel] /ˈri əl, ril/
property, especially in land:
three acres of real estate.
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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real-estate, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The revenue, arising from the tax on real estate, was this year $261,-86 cents.

    The History of Peru Henry S. Beebe
  • "If he has an idea of speculating in real estate, I'll have to head him off," said Jim.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • "No, I made most of it spekilatin' in real estate," said Ben.

    Ben, the Luggage Boy; Horatio Alger
  • Jerry felt that his mission to the real estate man was a delicate one.

  • The value of real estate in the city has increased in many places over 75 per cent.

British Dictionary definitions for real estate

real estate

another term for real property
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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