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1 estimate /ˈɛstəmət/ noun
plural estimates
1 estimate
plural estimates
Learner's definition of ESTIMATE
[count] : a guess that you make based on the information you have about the size, amount, etc., of something估计
[count] : a statement about how much a job will cost(成本的)估价
: an opinion or judgment about how good or bad something is看法;判断;评价
2 estimate /ˈɛstəˌmeɪt/ verb
estimates; estimated; estimating
2 estimate
estimates; estimated; estimating
Learner's definition of ESTIMATE
[+ object]
: to give or form a general idea about the value, size, or cost of (something) : to make an estimate of (something)估计

— estimated


— estimator

/ˈɛstəˌmeɪtɚ/ noun, plural estimators [count]


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es·​ti·​mate ˈe-stə-ˌmāt How to pronounce estimate (audio)
estimated; estimating

transitive verb

: to judge tentatively or approximately the value, worth, or significance of
: to determine roughly the size, extent, or nature of
: to produce a statement of the approximate cost of
: esteem
estimative adjective


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es·​ti·​mate ˈe-stə-mət How to pronounce estimate (audio)
: a rough or approximate calculation
: a numerical value obtained from a statistical sample and assigned to a population parameter
: a statement of the cost of work to be done
: an opinion or judgment of the nature, character, or quality of a person or thing
had a high estimate of his abilities
: the act of appraising or valuing : calculation
Choose the Right Synonym for estimate

estimate, appraise, evaluate, value, rate, assess mean to judge something with respect to its worth or significance.

estimate implies a judgment, considered or casual, that precedes or takes the place of actual measuring or counting or testing out.

estimated the crowd at two hundred

appraise commonly implies the fixing by an expert of the monetary worth of a thing, but it may be used of any critical judgment.

having their house appraised

evaluate suggests an attempt to determine relative or intrinsic worth in terms other than monetary.

evaluate a student's work

value equals appraise but without implying expertness of judgment.

a watercolor valued by the donor at $500

rate adds to estimate the notion of placing a thing according to a scale of values.

a highly rated restaurant

assess implies a critical appraisal for the purpose of understanding or interpreting, or as a guide in taking action.

officials are trying to assess the damage

Example Sentences

Verb They estimated the distance at about three miles. We need to estimate how much paint we'll need for the job. The cost of the project has been estimated at about 10 million dollars. He estimates that current oil reserves are 20 percent lower than they were a year ago. Noun According to government estimates, current oil reserves are 10 percent lower than they were a year ago. One conservative estimate is that he stole five million dollars. We solicited several estimates for the project. The contractor's estimate for the job seemed high. The company's products are, by general estimate, poorly made. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Opening the meeting, Drake unveiled an equation to estimate the number of detectable civilizations in the Milky Way. Lee Billings, Scientific American, 6 Sep. 2022 Knowing the Defense Department was misjudging inflation, all four defense committees on Capitol Hill were left to estimate their own inflation numbers. John Ferrari, WSJ, 5 Sep. 2022 And while there are ways to use computer software to estimate a profile view from a front-facing image, using this software adds complexity to the process of creating the deepfake. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 3 Sep. 2022 The bill itself does not lay out how companies ought to estimate the age of child users. WIRED, 3 Sep. 2022 In a recent preprint study, published ahead of peer review, scientists tried to estimate this with a meta-analysis, or a study of studies. Brenda Goodman, CNN, 1 Sep. 2022 Battery life in vehicles is difficult to estimate, expert says The type of battery in the Volt usually lasts about a decade, Siegel said. Chris Mueller, USA TODAY, 31 Aug. 2022 Given that equilibrium line position, the researchers then apply the geometry of glacial ice to estimate the volume of ice that would disappear to bring the ice sheet into balance with its new climate. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, 30 Aug. 2022 There are also remote sensing approaches that can verify certain farming practices and then use modeling to estimate soil carbon. Steven Savage, Forbes, 26 Aug. 2022
The governor’s office did not provide an estimate for a statewide total that would result from the discount. Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel, 9 Sep. 2022 Its 20-inch wheels give this version an EPA range estimate of 248 miles (400 km). Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 31 Aug. 2022 Levy, a sports and hospitality caterer whose other clients include English Premier League soccer clubs, did not give an estimate of lost revenue. Ken Maguire, ajc, 28 Aug. 2022 Get an estimate of your future panel's performance at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s website, pvwatts.nrel.gov. Beck Andrew Salgado, Journal Sentinel, 25 Aug. 2022 Rodriguez did not provide an estimate of how many people who should have been released from the jail were kept locked up because of the shutdown. James Queally, Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2022 In the end, the model spits out an estimate of how many points, rebounds, assists, and so on each player is likely to have on a per-minute basis. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 Aug. 2022 The company provides an estimate of Scope 3 emissions of 650 million tons for 2020 but there is no discussion about what the company is doing with its customers to help reduce them. Robert G. Eccles, Forbes, 10 Aug. 2022 The company expects earnings-per-share to fall in a range of $7.10 to $7.40 for the full year, down from a previous estimate of $7.80 to $8.20. Sarah Nassauer, WSJ, 25 Aug. 2022 See More

Word History



Latin aestimatus, past participle of aestimare to value, estimate

First Known Use


circa 1532, in the meaning defined at sense 3a


1552, in the meaning defined at sense 4

Time Traveler
The first known use of estimate was circa 1532


ADJECTIVE | VERB + ESTIMATE | ESTIMATE + VERB | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEofficial, unofficial官方/非官方估計current, recent目前/近期估計Current estimates suggest that supplies will run out within six months.據目前估計,供給品將在 6 個月之內用盡。early, initial, original, preliminary早期/最初/原先/初步估計latest最新估計Inflation could rise by 15% according to the latest estimate.據最新估計,通貨膨脹率可能上升 15%。accurate, inaccurate準確的/不準確的估計Inaccurate estimates can lead to overproduction.不精確的估計會導致生產過剩。fair, good, realistic, reasonable, reliable公正的/適當的/實事求是的/合理的/可靠的估計best最好的估計Flight times in the brochure are based on our best estimate, and will be confirmed as soon as possible.小冊子裏的航班時間是盡可能準確的估計,會盡快得到確認。approximate, rough大致的/粗略的估計precise精確的估計The manufacturers will not make precise estimates.製造商不會作出精確的估計。conservative, low保守的/偏低的估計I think 15 000 will turn out to be a very low estimate.我認為結果會證明 15,000 是非常低的估計。high, inflated偏高的/誇大的估計According to the highest estimate, over 100 000 men died in the battle.據最高估計,有 10 多萬人死於這場戰爭。optimistic, pessimistic樂觀的/悲觀的估計overall總體估計an overall estimate of test performance性能測試的總體估計annual年度估計annual estimates of total cost總成本的年度估計cost, earnings成本/收入估算The slump is causing analysts to revise earnings estimates for next year.經濟衰退使得分析家們修正了下一年的收入估算。population人口估計annual population estimates for small geographic areas小區域的年度人口估計casualty傷亡估計Casualty estimates vary considerably.不同傷亡估計的出入很大。VERB + ESTIMATEcalculate, make估計Can you make an estimate of the numbers involved?您能估計一下參與人數嗎?generate, give (sb), produce, provide (sb with), submit形成估計;給(某人)估算;(給某人)提供預估;提交評估Three companies submitted estimates for the work.3 家公司呈交了這項工作的評估結果。obtain獲得預估How can one obtain the revised estimates?如何才能獲得修訂後的估算呢?adjust, refine, revise調整/精確調整/修正預估compare對比預估We compared estimates for various materials.我們比較了對各種不同材料的評估結果。exceed超過估計It appears that the total will exceed the estimate.總額好像要超過估計值。ESTIMATE + VERBbe based on sth估計基於⋯indicate sth, predict sth, reflect sth, say sth, show sth, suggest sth估計表明⋯/預示⋯/反映⋯/顯示⋯/說明⋯/暗示⋯One estimate suggests that 30 000 jobs may be lost.一項估計認為有可能失去 3 萬個職位。put sth at估計⋯達到⋯水平Some estimates put the figure as high as 50%.有些估計認為這一數字高達 50%。differ, range, vary估計結果的幅度為⋯Cost estimates vary from $50 000 to $200 000.估計花費為 5 萬到 20 萬美元。PREPOSITIONaccording to an/the estimate根據估計According to the revised estimate, four million people will be without homes.根據修正過的估計,400 萬人將無家可歸。at an estimate據某種估計Even at a conservative estimate, there is a lot of work to be done.即使保守估計,也有大量工作要做。in an/the estimate在估計中In his first estimate, he suggested a figure of £5 000.在他的最初估計裏,他提出的數額是 5,000 英鎊。estimate by, estimate from⋯作出的估計;來自⋯的估計By one estimate she earns $80 million a year.根據一項估計,她一年掙 8,000 萬美元。estimate for對⋯的估計We will send you an estimate for the repairs.我們會將這次修理的估價發送給你。estimate of關於⋯的估計an estimate of profits利潤估計an estimate of £300300 英鎊的估價


ADVERB | VERB + ESTIMATE | PREPOSITION ADVERBcurrently目前估計initially, originally最初估計previously先前估計substantially more than previously estimated遠遠超過先前的估計accurately, correctly, precisely, reliably準確地/正確地/精確地/可靠地估計roughly粗略估計how to roughly estimate your caloric intake如何粗略估計熱量攝入conservatively保守估計It is conservatively estimated that not less than half a million people died in the famine.據保守估計,死於這場饑荒的人數不下 50 萬。VERB + ESTIMATEbe difficult to, be hard to, be impossible to難以估計;無法估計be easy to, be possible to容易/可以估計This made it possible to estimate the effect of workplace ventilation.這樣就能夠估計工作場所的通風效果。be used to用於估計The results of the survey were used to estimate the preferences of the population at large.調查結果已用於估計公眾的大致喜好。PREPOSITIONat估計為⋯We estimated the cost at €50 000.我們估計費用為 5 萬歐元。
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0_0: Translations of estimate
  • # n.
    揆: estimate
    量: measure, amount, capacity, estimate, mete, quantity
    預算: budget, calculation, computation, cost sheet, estimate, estimation
  • # v.
    測度: estimate, infer
    揣: carry in one's clothes, cram, hide in one's clothes, overeat, overfeed, estimate
    揣度: appraise, conjecture, estimate
    估: appraise, estimate
    估計: appraise, estimate, gauge, reckon
    估量: appraise, assess, estimate
    竑: estimate
    計量: calculate, estimate, measure
    揆: consider, estimate
    量: measure, amount, estimate, mete
    臆測: assume, conclude, construe, deduce, estimate, guess
    預計: estimate, forecast, predict
    臧否: character, characterize, estimate, evaluate, rank, value

0_0: Definitions of estimate
  • # verb.
    - roughly calculate or judge the value, number, quantity, or extent of.
    * the aim is to estimate the effects of macroeconomic policy on the economy
  • # noun.
    - an approximate calculation or judgment of the value, number, quantity, or extent of something.
    * at a rough estimate, our staff is recycling a quarter of the paper used

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