Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “estimate”

See all translations

estimate

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈestɪmeɪt/
to say what you believe the cost, size, value, etc. of something is, although you do not know for certain: estimate how much/many We should be able to estimate how many customers we will have each month. Several online calculators allow you to estimate your carbon emissions.estimate that sth Some analysts estimate that about a quarter of career-track hires in recent years have been women.estimate sth to be sth The knock-on economic benefit is estimated to be about 1200 jobs.estimate sth at sth Global oil reserves were estimated at 1,000 billion barrels.
Translations of “estimate”
in Korean 추정하다…
in Arabic يُخَمِّن…
in French estimer, évaluer…
in Turkish tahmin etmek, tahminde bulunmak…
in Italian valutare, stimare, prevedere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 估計, 估算, 估價…
in Russian подсчитывать, оценивать…
in Polish oceniać, szacować…
in Spanish estimar, calcular…
in Portuguese estimar…
in German schätzen, beurteilen…
in Catalan estimar, calcular…
in Japanese ~を見積もる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 估计, 估算, 估价…
(Definition of estimate verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of estimate?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “estimate” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

luck out

to be very lucky

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More