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
Synonyms for estimate
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Historical Examples of estimator
The estimator and his work; forms to use; general rules for estimating.The Uses of Italic
Frederick W. Hamilton
Mr. Reivers was a foreman for the company that my father was estimator for.The Snow-Burner
The Estimator of Destinies wheeled in his chair and cast a look of brotherly frankness into Ruggss eyes.Atlantic Narratives
Word Origin for estimate
1660s, from Latin aestimator, agent noun from aestimare (see 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.