[ ih-steyt ]
/ ɪˈsteɪt /


verb (used with object), es·tat·ed, es·tat·ing.

Obsolete. to establish in or as in an estate.



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Origin of estate

1175–1225; Middle English estat<Middle French; cognate with Provençal estat.See state

synonym study for estate

1. See property. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for estate

British Dictionary definitions for estate

/ (ɪˈsteɪt) /


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 law
  1. property or possessions
  2. the nature of interest that a person has in land or other property, esp in relation to the right of others
  3. the total extent of the real and personal property of a deceased person or bankrupt
Also called: estate of the realm an order or class of persons in a political community, regarded collectively as a part of the body politic: usually regarded as being the lords temporal (peers), lords spiritual, and commonsSee also States General, fourth estate
state, period, or position in life, esp with regard to wealth or social standingyouth's estate; a poor man's estate

Word Origin for estate

C13: from Old French estat, from Latin status condition, state
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