verb (used with object), es·ti·mat·ed, es·ti·mat·ing.
verb (used without object), es·ti·mat·ed, es·ti·mat·ing.
Origin of estimate
Examples from the Web for estimate
Should capability delivery experience additional changes, this estimate will be revised appropriately.
While difficult to estimate exact numbers, thousands of Americans die every year because of delayed or denied claims.
The government subsequently revised its estimate, saying that 74 percent of the trees had been affected.
State officials also estimate an additional 174,000 people would drop their current coverage in order to enroll in Medicaid.
Now, according to a recent World Food Program report (PDF), the estimate has risen to a worst-case scenario of 5.7 million.
A committee was also appointed to bring in an estimate of money necessary to be raised.The Colonization of North America|Herbert Eugene Bolton
They estimate the efficacy of prayer by its quantity and not by its quality.Wit and Humor of the Bible|Marion D. Shutter
And he made straight for the place, as near as he could estimate, where the man had emerged.An Oregon Girl|Alfred Ernest Rice
This estimate M. Troyon endeavoured to make—an undertaking of a very interesting nature.Primitive Man|Louis Figuier
In his own estimate, the most honorable trait of his character was that "no Athenian through his means had ever put on mourning."Greek Sculpture|Estelle M. Hurll
Word Origin for estimate
1560s, "valuation," from Latin aestimatus, verbal noun from aestimare (see esteem). Earlier in sense "power of the mind" (mid-15c.). Meaning "approximate judgment" is from 1580s. As a builder's statement of projected costs, from 1796.
1530s, "appraise the worth of," from Latin aestimatus, past participle of aestimare "to value, appraise" (see esteem). Meaning "form an approximate notion" is from 1660s. Related: Estimated; estimates; estimating.