Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
aestimatus, p. p. of
To judge and form an opinion of the value of, from imperfect data, – either the extrinsic (money), or intrinsic (moral), value; to fix the worth of roughly or in a general way;
estimatethe value of goods or land; to
estimatethe worth or talents of a person.
It is by the weight of silver, and not the name of the piece, that men
estimatecommodities and exchange them.
It is always very difficult to
estimatethe age in which you are living.
J. C. Shairp.
Syn. – To appreciate; value; appraise; prize; rate; esteem; count; calculate; number. – To
Esteem. Both these words imply an exercise of the judgment. Estimate has reference especially to the external relations of things, such as amount, magnitude, importance, etc. It usually involves computation or calculation;
as, to. Esteem has reference to the intrinsic or moral worth of a person or thing. Thus, we esteem a man for his kindness, or his uniform integrity. In this sense it implies a mingled sentiment of respect and attachment. We esteem it an honor to live in a free country. See
estimatethe loss or gain of an enterprise
A valuing or rating by the mind, without actually measuring, weighing, or the like; rough or approximate calculation;
estimateof the cost of a building, or of the quantity of water in a pond
The noun estimate, like its verb, supposes chiefly an exercise of judgment in determining the amount, importance, or magnitude of things, with their other exterior relations;
as, anEsteem is a moral sentiment made up of respect and attachment, – the valuation of a person as possessing useful qualities or real worth. Thus we speak of the esteem of the wise and good as a thing greatly to be desired. Estimation seems to waver between the two. In our version of the Scriptures it is used simply for estimate;
estimateof expenses incurred; a true
estimateof life, etc.
as, “If he be poorer than thy estimation.”In other cases, it verges toward esteem;
Lev. xxvii. 8.
as, “I know him to be of worth and worthyIt will probably settle down at last on this latter sense. “Esteem is the value we place upon some degree of worth. It is higher than simple approbation, which is a decision of judgment. It is the commencement of affection.”
No; dear as freedom is, and in my heart’s
estimationprized above all price.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To judge and form an opinion of the value of; to rate by judgment or opinion, without weighing or measuring either value, degree, extent or quantity. We estimate the value of cloth by inspection, or the extend of a piece of land, or the distance of a mountain. We estimate the worth of a friend by his known qualities. We estimate the merits or talents of two different men by judgment. We estimate profits, loss and damage. Hence,
2.To compute; to calculate; to reckon.
- æstimate (archaic)
estimate (plural estimates)
- A rough calculation or guess.
- (construction and business) A document (or verbal notification) specifying how much a job will probably cost.
rough calculation or guess
(construction and business) a document specifying how much a job will probably cost
estimate (third-person singular simple present estimates, present participle estimating, simple past and past participle estimated)
- To calculate roughly, often from imperfect data.
- To judge and form an opinion of the value of, from imperfect data.
- John Locke
- It is by the weight of silver, and not the name of the piece, that men estimate commodities and exchange them.
- J. C. Shairp
- It is always very difficult to estimate the age in which you are living.
- John Locke
to calculate roughly