real estate

[ree-uh l, reel]
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  1. property, especially in land: three acres of real estate.
  2. real property.
  3. available space or capacity: A bigger screen will give you extra real estate.

Origin of real estate

First recorded in 1640–45
Related formsre·al-es·tate, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for real estate

land, lot, plot, territory, freehold, immoveables, plat, realty

Examples from the Web for real estate

Contemporary Examples of real estate

Historical Examples of real estate

  • Portland recorded the weight in a pocket-book, for he was a real-estate man.

    American Notes

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Ay, and what without them would be the state of our real-estate interests?

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • George, who knew Chicago real-estate if any one did, said they might as well get what they could.


    Edna Ferber

  • On the envelope was the printed address of a real-estate broker in Brooklyn.

    The Telegraph Boy

    Horatio Alger, Jr.

  • I lived there in 1857—an extraordinary year there in real-estate matters.

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

British Dictionary definitions for real estate

real estate

  1. another term for real property
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