Estate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈsteɪt|  American pronunciation of the word estate
Brit.  |ɪˈsteɪt|  British pronunciation of the word estate


- everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities
- extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use(syn: acres, demesne, land)

the family owned a large estate on Long Island

- a major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country (especially in the United Kingdom) and formerly possessing distinct political rights


His estate is worth millions of dollars.

He inherited the estate from his parents.

The property is part of the deceased's estate.

His estate was valued at $150,000.

the family owned a large estate on Long Island

Real estate prices have doubled in value over the last decade.

They are partners in the real estate business.

A thick woods runs along the boundary of the estate.

...the chief of the estate was left to the eldest son... lords of the local real estate scene, they own nearly all of the city's prime pieces of property...

We have a prior claim to the estate.

He conveyed the estate to his son.

They were named as trustees to the child's estate.

Her eldest son will act as the administrator of the estate.

...selling real estate on the side turned out to be a profitable venture for the stay-at-home mom...

Word forms

singular: estate
plural: estates
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