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estate

noun uk   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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estate noun (CAR)

[C] UK (also estate car, US station wagon) a car with a lot of space behind the back seat and an extra door at the back for putting in large objects

estate noun (STATE)

[U] old use a state of being: the holy estate of marriage
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