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"estate" in British English

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estatenoun

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

B2 [C] a ​largearea of ​land in the ​country that is ​owned by a ​family or an ​organization and is often used for ​growingcrops or ​raisinganimals: It's a ​typical country estate with a ​largehouse for the ​owner, ​farmbuildings, and estate ​workers' ​houses.
[C] specialized law everything that a ​personowns 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 ​factoriesbuilt in a ​planned way: a housing estate an industrial estate (= a ​group of ​factories)

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  • estate noun (CAR)

[C] UK (also estate car, US station wagon) a ​car with a lot of ​space behind the back ​seat and an ​extradoor at the back for putting in ​largeobjects
(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 ​ownedarea of ​land in the ​country, often with a ​largehouse
law A person’s estate is everything the ​personowns when he or she ​dies.
Br An estate is a ​group of ​houses or ​factoriesbuilt 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 ​factoriesbuilt in a ​planned way: commercial/industrial/trading estate He ​rents a ​unit on an ​industrial estate. a housing estate
PROPERTY, LAW everything that a ​personowns when they die: leave your estate to sb She ​left her entire estate to her niece.
UK COMMERCE a ​group of ​smallbusinesses 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 ​growingcrops or ​raising animals: It's a typical country estate with a large ​house for the ​owner, ​farmbuildings and estate ​workers' ​houses.
(Definition of estate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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