real estate

noun

Definition of real estate

  1. 1 :  property in buildings and land

  2. 2 :  space, capacity <her desktop real estate> <the limited real estate on hard drives — Leonard Wiener>

Examples of real estate in a sentence

  1. She works in real estate.

  2. <the enormous difference in real estate between a high-definition disk and one in standard definition>

Circa 1642

First Known Use of real estate

circa 1642


REAL ESTATE Defined for English Language Learners

real estate

noun

Definition of real estate for English Language Learners

  • : property consisting of buildings and land

  • : the business of selling land and buildings


REAL ESTATE Defined for Kids

real estate

noun

Definition of real estate for Students

  1. :  property consisting of buildings and land


Law Dictionary

real estate

noun

Legal Definition of real estate

  1. :  real property at property



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