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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 In total, the giant data collection spans industries including pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, finance, software, retail, real estate, and oil and gas. Andy Greenberg, Wired, "Anti-Secrecy Activists Publish a Trove of Ransomware Victims' Data," 6 Jan. 2021 She’s 34, native to San Antonio and a St. Mary’s University graduate who sells real estate. Elaine Ayala,, "Ayala: Native American set to make a run for council in what could be a first," 5 Jan. 2021 The most popular industries for Bachelor contestants to work in are: sales (19 contestants), nursing (16 contestants), teaching (16 contestants), marketing (15 contestants), beauty (15 contestants), and real estate (15 contestants). Sadie Gennis, Vulture, "The Bachelor Premieres By the Numbers," 4 Jan. 2021 Out of desperation, someone tries unsuccessfully to rob a bank, then flees to an apartment across the street and winds up among a group of potential buyers in a real estate open house who become hostages. Globe Staff,, "The Fast Forward 2020 Winter Bookies reading list," 4 Jan. 2021 One way of doing that is to use cash to buy luxury goods or real estate. Kevin Krause, Dallas News, "Frisco jeweler catches attention of feds who seized his assets due to cash transactions," 4 Jan. 2021 Home buyers escaping to the suburbs and rural areas are rewarded with about 25% more square footage of living space for the same price as a home closer to Portland, says Danielle Hale, chief economist with the real estate marketplace oregonlive, "Oregon cities with the most affordable homes: Less cost, more living space," 3 Jan. 2021 Perhaps most important, politics has given Trump a new revenue stream — perhaps even a new business model, which might be useful in an economy that has been unkind to commercial real estate and the hotel industry, the core of his private business. Los Angeles Times, "Column: As tempting as it will be to ignore him, here’s why Trump will make news after leaving office," 3 Jan. 2021 And on the Upper West Side, the estate of Robby Browne, a top real estate broker who died in April, found a buyer for his apartment with a terrace. New York Times, "Top Sales Show How Pandemic Continues to Influence the Market," 1 Jan. 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 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Real estate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 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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