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"estate" in British English

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estatenoun

uk   /ɪˈsteɪt/  us   /ɪˈsteɪt/
  • estate noun (PROPERTY)

B2 [C] a large area of land in the country that is owned by a family or an organization and is often used for growing crops or raising animals: It's a typical country estate with a large house for the owner, farm buildings, and estate workers' houses.
[C] specialized law everything that a person owns when they die : She left her entire estate to her niece.

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  • estate noun (BUILDINGS)

B2 [C] UK a group of houses or factories built in a planned way: a housing estate an industrial estate (= a group of factories)

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(Definition of estate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"estate" in American English

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estatenoun [C]

 us   /ɪˈsteɪt/
a large, privately owned area of land in the country, often with a large house
law A person’s estate is everything the person owns when he or she dies.
Br An estate is a group of houses or factories built in a planned way.
(Definition of estate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"estate" in Business English

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estatenoun

uk   us   /ɪˈsteɪt/
PROPERTY a group of houses or factories built in a planned way: commercial/industrial/trading estate He rents a unit on an industrial estate. a housing estate
PROPERTY, LAW everything that a person owns when they die: leave your estate to sb She left her entire estate to her niece.
UK COMMERCE a group of small businesses such as pubs or shops, owned and controlled by one company: estate of sth The company, which has an estate of 650 pubs, was one of the first to open smoke-free sites.
PROPERTY a large area of land in the country which is owned by a family or an organization and is often used for growing crops or raising animals: It's a typical country estate with a large house for the owner, farm buildings and estate workers' houses.
(Definition of estate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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