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noun es·tate \i-ˈstāt\

Simple Definition of estate

  • : all of the things that a person owns

  • : the things left by someone who has died

  • : a large piece of land with a large house on it

Full Definition of estate

  1. 1 :  state, condition

  2. 2 :  social standing or rank especially of a high order

  3. 3 :  a social or political class; specifically :  one of the great classes (as the nobility, the clergy, and the commons) formerly vested with distinct political powers

  4. 4 a :  the degree, quality, nature, and extent of one's interest in land or other property b (1) :  possessions, property; especially :  a person's property in land and tenements <a man of small estate> (2) :  the assets and liabilities left by a person at death c :  a landed property usually with a large house on it d British :  project 4

  5. 5 British :  station wagon

  6. 6 :  farm, plantation; also :  vineyard

Examples of estate

  1. His estate is worth millions of dollars.

  2. He inherited the estate from his parents.

  3. the grounds of the estate

Origin of estate

Middle English estat, from Anglo-French — more at state

First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with estate

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adjective es·tate

Definition of estate

  1. :  previously owned by another and usually of high quality <estate jewelry>


First Known Use of estate


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noun es·tate \i-ˈstāt\

Definition of estate

  1. 1 :  the property of all kinds that a person leaves at death

  2. 2 :  a mansion on a large piece of land

  3. 3 :  1state 1 <… he was hardly grateful that he had been spared, remembering how lonely was his estate … — Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer>

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February 12, 2016

of, relating to, or suggestive of marble

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