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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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 Black Knight offers a wide array of software and data and analysis for companies in real estate and housing finance. Michael E. Kanell, ajc, 6 May 2022 Private credit, commodities and real estate investment trusts (REITs) can help protect savvy investors from inflation and political instability. Robert Amoruso, Forbes, 5 May 2022 His father, Ernest Wellington Gould, invested in real estate and commercial ventures. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, 4 May 2022 The temptation to bet big on potential windfalls -- like crypto or real estate investments -- may be great. Anna Bahney, CNN, 2 May 2022 Their local economies rely heavily on tourism, aviation, real estate and trade. David Lyons, Sun Sentinel, 1 May 2022 The Biden administration has expanded its financial attack on those close to Putin, including by seizing assets such as ships, luxury real estate and private aircraft. Washington Post, 28 Apr. 2022 This is true for real estate, microchips and airfare. Nerd Wallet, oregonlive, 28 Apr. 2022 Since being released, Mr. Cockfield has gone on to join his family’s church, open prekindergarten centers, found a charter school and get involved in real estate and politics. New York Times, 27 Apr. 2022 See More

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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 2022

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“Real estate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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: property consisting of buildings and land

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Legal Definition of real estate

: real property at property

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