# estimate

[ˈɛstəmeɪt]

## estimate Definition

• 1an approximate calculation or judgement of the value, number, quantity, or extent of something
• 2a statement indicating the likely cost of a job or product

## Using estimate: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "estimate" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

• Example

The estimate for the project was too high.

• Example

Can you give me an estimate of how long it will take?

• Example

The repairman gave us an estimate for the cost of fixing the car.

• Example

The estimate of the crowd size was around 10,000 people.

## Idioms Using estimate

• ### estimatetimeofarrival(ETA)

the expected time when someone or something will arrive at a certain place

Example

What's your ETA for the airport?

• ### estimatethedamage

to assess the extent of harm or injury caused by something

Example

After the storm, we went outside to estimate the damage to our property.

• ### estimateonthehighside

to make an estimate that is higher than the actual value

Example

The contractor estimated on the high side, so we ended up paying less than we expected.

## Phrases with estimate

• ### ballparkestimate

an approximate calculation or judgement of the value, number, quantity, or extent of something that is not precise

Example

I can give you a ballpark estimate of how much the repairs will cost.

• ### conservativeestimate

an approximate calculation or judgement of the value, number, quantity, or extent of something that is intentionally low or cautious

Example

The conservative estimate for the number of attendees was around 500 people.

• ### roughestimate

an approximate calculation or judgement of the value, number, quantity, or extent of something that is not exact or detailed

Example

I can give you a rough estimate of how much the new furniture will cost.

## Origins of estimate

from Latin 'aestimatus', meaning 'appraised'

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## Summary: estimate in Brief

The term 'estimate' [ˈɛstəmeɪt] refers to an approximate calculation or judgement of the value, number, quantity, or extent of something. It can be used to indicate the likely cost of a job or product, as in 'The repairman gave us an estimate for the cost of fixing the car.' Phrases like 'ballpark estimate' and 'rough estimate' denote imprecise calculations, while idioms like 'estimate time of arrival' and 'estimate the damage' are used in specific contexts.

How do native speakers use this expression?

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