real estate


Definition of real estate

1 : property in buildings and land
2 : space, capacity her desktop real estate the limited real estate on hard drives— Leonard Wiener

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Examples of real estate in a Sentence

She works in real estate. the enormous difference in real estate between a high-definition disk and one in standard definition
Recent Examples on the Web Leverage is one of the key strengths of real estate. Eric Martel, Forbes, "How To Determine Your Investment Strategy For Apartment Buildings," 10 May 2021 The interior should have plenty of screen real estate since the new F-150 debuted a large 12.0-inch screen and digital gauge cluster. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, "Ford Confirms Electric F-150 Will Be Called Lightning," 10 May 2021 Reese, managing partner and chairman of Rebound Enterprises, owns a significant portfolio of Northfield real estate, including several other historic downtown buildings. John Reinan, Star Tribune, "After devastating fire, future of Northfield's historic Archer House is in doubt," 8 May 2021 The cost of the real estate will plummet, making those areas ripe for unscrupulous developers. Oline H. Cogdill,, "Book review: Jeffery Deaver’s action-packed ‘The Final Twist’ a nail-biter," 4 May 2021 Of course, the main challenge being the cost of real estate and finding a brick-and-mortar that makes sense for our business model. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, "This Black Owned Family Business Are Serving Up Scoops At Miami's Most On Demand Ice Cream Parlor," 4 May 2021 How will Covid-19 affect the future of commercial real estate? cleveland, "Covid-19 is affecting CRE lease negotiations. Here’s what experts are seeing.," 3 May 2021 Giovanni Raimondo was now the lord and master of real estate in the center of Rome, on its breezy northern outskirts, to the south along the Appian Way, in Tuscany, in Umbria, in the mountains of the Abruzzi. Ingrid D. Rowland, The New York Review of Books, "Light in the Palazzo," 27 Apr. 2021 That’s almost 6 percent of a coveted traditional section of Internet real estate — called IPv4 — where such large chunks are worth billions of dollars on the open market. Washington Post, "Minutes before Trump left office, millions of the Pentagon’s dormant IP addresses sprang to life," 24 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of real estate

circa 1642, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of real estate was circa 1642

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12 May 2021

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“Real estate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of real estate

chiefly US
: property consisting of buildings and land
: the business of selling land and buildings

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Kids Definition of real estate

: property consisting of buildings and land

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Legal Definition of real estate

: real property at property

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