a piece of landed property, especially one of large extent with an elaborate house on it: to have an estate in the country.
property or possessions.
the legal position or status of an owner, considered with respect to property owned in land or other things.
the degree or quantity of interest that a person has in land with respect to the nature of the right, its duration, or its relation to the rights of others.
interest, ownership, or property in land or other things.
the property of a deceased person, a bankrupt, etc., viewed as an aggregate.
British. a housing development.
a period or condition of life: to attain to man's estate.
a major political or social group or class, especially one once having specific political powers, as the clergy, nobles, and commons in France or the lords spiritual, lords temporal, and commons in England.
condition or circumstances with reference to worldly prosperity, estimation, etc.; social status or rank.
Obsolete. pomp or state.
Obsolete. high social status or rank.
Obsolete. to establish in or as in an estate.
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How to use estate in a sentence
This, after all, is where a beachfront estate originally built for the Ford family was recently listed for $145 million.That splashy Chainsmokers concert in the Hamptons raised all of $152,000 for charity | radmarya | August 25, 2020 | Fortune
In 2014, James Seifert, the company’s real estate chief, testified to the California Public Utilities Commission that part of the reason the employees were leaving the building was because it needed significant capital improvements.
Vacchi was not directly involved in the real estate debacle.City Official Managing Coronavirus Response Abruptly Left Last Month | Lisa Halverstadt | August 5, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
City insiders hoped Thompson, who had spent more than two decades in the commercial real estate business, could address some of the department’s long-running challenges.City’s Real Estate Assets Director Resigns Amid Scrutiny Over Ash Street Deal | Lisa Halverstadt and Jesse Marx | August 4, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
It’s another recent example of real estate deals by the city gone awry.VOSD Podcast: 101 Ash St. Is a Fiery Mayor’s Race Issue | Nate John | July 31, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Al Qaeda has never managed to carve out a large chunk of real estate to call its own—in Afghanistan it was a guest of the Taliban.
Last week, property owners were beaten by security guards as they confronted a real-estate developer who defrauded them.
Plus, the Spey, one of the most famous salmon rivers in the world, bordered the south side of the estate.
Which is why in 1961, the distillery finally decided to purchase the estate and its adjoining home.
So the trip to The Macallan estate was sort of a pilgrimage.A Whisky Connoisseur Remembers That First Sip of The Macallan | | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But if what I told him were true, he was still at a loss how a kingdom could run out of its estate like a private person.Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
He is dead; but his three sons have the estate yet, and I think they would keep their father's promise to the Indians.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
The rebellion spread to their district, and many of the natives on and about the estate were eager to join in the movement.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
Aunt Ri, at her best estate, had never possessed a room which had the expression of this poor little mud hut of Ramona's.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
The senior branch of the family being thus extinct the whole of the entailed estate had devolved on me.Uncanny Tales | Various
British Dictionary definitions for estate
a large piece of landed property, esp in the country
mainly British a large area of property development, esp of new houses or (trading estate) of factories
property or possessions
the nature of interest that a person has in land or other property, esp in relation to the right of others
the total extent of the real and personal property of a deceased person or bankrupt
state, period, or position in life, esp with regard to wealth or social standing: youth's estate; a poor man's estate
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