# estimate

**I**__n.__1) to give, make; submit an estimate (the contractors had to submit estimates)

2) (

__colloq.__) (__AE__) a ballpark ('approximate') estimate3) an approximate, rough; conservative; long-range; preliminary; short-range; written estimate

4) an estimate that + clause (it's my estimate that the interest rate will drop by two percent)

5) by smb.'s estimate (by my estimate)

**II**__v.__1) (

__L__) I estimate that we'll arrive at about two o'clock2) (

__M__) we estimate the cost to be five thousand dollars* * *['estɪmeɪt]long-rangeshort-rangewritten estimatesubmit an estimate*(the contractors had to submit estimates)*(L) I estimate that we'll arrive at about two o'clock(M) we estimate the cost to be five thousand dollars(colloq.) (AE) a ballpark ('approximate') estimatean approximateto giveby smb. 's estimate*(by my estimate)*an estimate that + clause*(it's my estimate that the interest rate will drop by two percent)*

*Combinatory dictionary.
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