Definition of “estate” - English Dictionary

“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.

More examples

  • The estate for sale includes two miles of river frontage.
  • What acreage is her estate ?
  • With the income from the family estate, she's in clover.
  • The wood lies on the southern extremity of the estate.
  • She will inherit her father's estate when she reaches her majority.

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)

More examples

  • She was brought up in a council estate in Liverpool.
  • Police are blaming arsonists for the spate of fires in the Greenfields housing estate.
  • They have a four-bedroom house on a newish estate.
  • They live on a great concrete warren of a housing estate.
  • The estate contains 300 new homes, about a third of which are leased to the council.

(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 /ɪˈsteɪt/ us

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)