estimate · verb T /ˈes.tə.meɪt/

Word family

Nouns: estimate, estimation

Verbs: estimate, overestimate, underestimate

estimate

B2 to guess the cost, size, value, etc. of something

Dictionary examples:

Sources estimate a long-term 50% increase in train fares.

They estimate that the trip will take at least two weeks.

It was difficult to estimate how many trees had been destroyed.

The number of dead is estimated at over three hundred.

Learner example:

I estimate it will take only 7 minutes to walk from the conference center to the hotel. (First Certificate in English; B2; Swedish)

estimate · noun C /ˈes.tə.meɪt/

Word family

Nouns: estimate, estimation

Verbs: estimate, overestimate, underestimate

estimate

B2 a guess of what the size, value, amount, cost, etc. of something might be

Dictionary examples:

The number of people who applied for the course was 120 compared with an initial estimate of between 50 and 100.

This is only a rough estimate.