real estate


: property in buildings and land
: space, capacity
her desktop real estate
the limited real estate on hard drivesLeonard Wiener

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 Despite the discount, the deal still ranks among the priciest real estate transfers recorded in Los Angeles so far this year. James McClain, Robb Report, 9 Apr. 2024 His holding company owns a five-star hotel in Mallorca, where real estate prices have recently surged, while his airline has outlined plans for returning to profit this year. Ben Stupples, Fortune Europe, 9 Apr. 2024 Things may have quieted down in the commercial real estate world, but offices are not in the clear. Byalena Botros, Fortune, 9 Apr. 2024 China’s massive real estate sector fell into trouble after the government clamped down on excessive borrowing by developers in 2020 in an attempt to cool the property bubble. Diksha Madhok, CNN, 8 Apr. 2024 Comley's endeavors in preserving the mansion's rich history ensure that future generations can appreciate the real estate’s significance. Tyler Shepherd, USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2024 Even real estate deals or home renovations might be settled. Georgia Nicols, The Denver Post, 8 Apr. 2024 Wolf was previously a real estate broker in California. Sasha Hupka, The Arizona Republic, 8 Apr. 2024 Homes in the neighborhood, on the inland side of the 5 Freeway and near a golf course, are valued at upwards of $2 million on real estate websites. Mona Darwish, Orange County Register, 7 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

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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Cite this Entry

“Real estate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

real estate

: property consisting of buildings and land

Legal Definition

real estate

: real property at property

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