• WordNet 3.6
    • n estate 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
    • n estate extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use "the family owned a large estate on Long Island"
    • n estate everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In most American states, a wedding ring is exempt by law from inclusion among the assets in a bankruptcy estate. This means that a wedding ring cannot be seized by creditors, no matter how much the bankrupt person owes.
    • Estate A person of high rank. "She's a duchess, a great estate .""Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee."
    • Estate A property which a person possesses; a fortune; possessions, esp. property in land; also, property of all kinds which a person leaves to be divided at his death. "See what a vast estate he left his son."
    • Estate Settled condition or form of existence; state; condition or circumstances of life or of any person; situation. "When I came to man's estate .""Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate ."
    • Estate Social standing or rank; quality; dignity. "God hath imprinted his authority in several parts, upon several estates of men."
    • Estate (Law) The degree, quality, nature, and extent of one's interest in, or ownership of, lands, tenements, etc.; as, an estate for life, for years, at will, etc.
    • Estate The great classes or orders of a community or state (as the clergy, the nobility, and the commonalty of England) or their representatives who administer the government; as, the estates of the realm (England), which are (1) the lords spiritual, (2) the lords temporal, (3) the commons.
    • Estate The state; the general body politic; the common-wealth; the general interest; state affairs. "I call matters of estate not only the parts of sovereignty, but whatsoever . . . concerneth manifestly any great portion of people."
    • Estate To endow with an estate. "Then would I . . . Estate them with large land and territory."
    • Estate To establish.
    • Estate Tom settle as a fortune.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A real estate agent?s rule of thumb: To estimate what a house will sell for, ask the owner what its worth and subtract 10%.
    • n estate A fixed or established condition; a special form of existence; state.
    • n estate Condition or circumstances of a person or thing; situation; especially, the state of a person as regards external circumstances.
    • n estate Rank; quality; status.
    • n estate Style of living: usually with a distinctive opithet, high, great, etc., implying pomp or dignity.
    • n estate In law: The legal position or status of an owner, considered with respect to his property; ownership, tenancy, or tenure; property in land or other things. When the thing in question is an immovable, such as land, etc., the estate, if a fee, or for a life or lives, is termed real. (See real.) If it is only for a term of years, or relates only to movables, it is termed personal.
    • n estate More technically, and with relation only to land, the degree or quantity of interest, considered in respect to the nature of the right, its period of duration, or its relation to the rights of others, which a person has in land. If that interest, in a given case, does not amount to an absolute entire ownership, it is because there is at the same time another interest in the same thing pertaining to other persons. Thus, one man may have the ultimate right of property, another the right of possession, and a third actual possession: each of these interests being qualified or incomplete estates, which, if transferred to and merged in one person, would constitute an absolute estate or fee simple. (See merger.) Such special estates are said to be carved out of the fee. A future estate—that is, one which is not to be enjoyed until a future time—is nevertheless deemed to have a present existence in anticipation, even if it may never take effect, or if it is wholly uncertain who will be its owner; it is, in such case, called a contingent estate. N. Y. Rev. St., III. 2175, § 5.
    • n estate Property in general; possessions; particularly, the property left at a man's death: as, at his death his estate was of the value of half a million; the trustees proceeded to realize the estate.
    • n estate A piece of landed property; a definite portion of land in the ownership of some one: as, there is more wood on his estate than on mine.
    • n estate The body politic; state; commonwealth; public; public interest.
    • n estate One of the orders or classes into which the population of some countries is or has been divided, with respect to political rights and powers. In modern times this division has been into nobility, clergy, and people (now, in Great Britain, lords temporal and spiritual and commons), called the three estates. Formerly in France a legislative assembly representing the three estates, called the states-general, was summoned only in emergencies; the last began the revolution of 1789.
    • n estate A person of high station or rank; a noble.
    • n estate A name humorously given in recent times to the newspaper press, or the body of journalists, as constituting a power in the state distinct from that of the three recognized political orders.
    • estate To establish in possession; settle.
    • estate To settle as a possession; bestow; deed.
    • estate To settle an estate upon; endow with an estate or other property.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Estate es-tāt′ condition or rank: position: property, esp. landed property: fortune: an order or class of men in the body-politic:
    • v.t Estate to give an estate to:
    • n Estate es-tāt′ (pl.) dominions: possessions
    • v.t Estate (arch.) to bestow upon
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  • Gregory Nunn
    Gregory Nunn
    “Grief, and an estate, is joy understood,”
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    “When I am grown to man's estate I shall be very proud and great. And tell the other girls and boys Not to meddle with my toys.”
  • Cecil F. Alexander
    Cecil F. Alexander
    “The rich man in his castle, the poor man at his gate, God made them, high or lowly, and ordered their estate.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “He that hath a trade hath an estate; he that hath a calling hath an office of profit and honor.”
  • Lord Henry P. Brougham
    Lord Henry P. Brougham
    “A lawyer is a gentlemen that rescues your estate from your enemies and then keeps it to himself.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul's estate.”


Fourth estate - This is an idiomatic way of describing the media, especially the newspapers.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. estat, F. état, L. status, fr. stare, to stand. See Stand, and cf. State


In literature:

Jerry felt that his mission to the real estate man was a delicate one.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
Mary is not mentioned, probably because the Asbies estate was even then devoted to her.
"Shakespeare's Family" by Mrs. C. C. Stopes
He was born at Kilpatrick, on the Clyde, and called Succat=Succoth, the name of a neighbouring estate.
"Chronicles of Strathearn" by Various
The estate that should have descended to your father was left to the cousin.
"A Cousin's Conspiracy" by Horatio Alger
He had sold his estate and bought another, smaller one in the name of Lyabov Ivanovna.
"The House with the Mezzanine and Other Stories" by Anton Tchekoff
He seems to have continued to farm his estate, and died in 1781.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
James McGill's estate sloped from the base of Mount Royal towards the St. Lawrence River.
"McGill and its Story, 1821-1921" by Cyrus Macmillan
Burlington, Estate of Mrs. Mary T. Hill, by H. O. Wheeler, Exec'r, 1,000.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 2, April, 1900" by Various
He hadn't finished his inspection of the Estates and the situation at Tibara might not be an isolated case.
"The Weakling" by Everett B. Cole
The beauty of a coffee estate in flower is of a very fleeting character.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers

In poetry:

Like unthrifts, having spent
Your stock, and needy grown
You're left here to lament
Your poor estates alone.
"To Meadows" by Robert Herrick
In lowly vales I mount
To pleasure's highest pitch;
My silly shroud true honour brings;
My poor estate is rich.
"Content and Rich" by Robert Southwell
But, O! the sad estate that then
They will be in that die
Both void of grace and life! poor men!
How will they fear and cry.
"Of Death" by John Bunyan
Full two good hundred pounds a-year,
This poor man's real estate,
He settled on his favourite dear,
And Culliford can say't.
"The Viceroy. A Ballad." by Matthew Prior
And those who still are near my home,
And whom I often see,
Have come to manhood's grave estate;
They're boys no more to me.
"Memories Of Schooldays" by Thomas Frederick Young
There daily through Christ's open gate
They see the Gentile spirits press,
Brightening their high estate
With dearer happiness.
"Monday In Easter Week" by John Keble

In news:

The value of Texas rural land rose 3% in 2011, according to an analysis of real estate sales conducted by the state's Real Estate Center (REC).
(AP) — A North Carolina real estate investor has pleaded guilty in federal court in connection with a scheme involving public real estate foreclosure auctions.
A North Carolina real estate investor has pleaded guilty in federal court in connection with a scheme involving public real estate foreclosure auctions.
ESTATE NO 2012-107 PETITION FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION NOTICE TO: WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, JEFFERY SHAWN JOHNSON has petitioned to be appointed Administrator of the estate of WINSTON D JOHNSON, deceased, of said County.
Prospering in the Real Estate Revival: 12 House-Rich Rules for Building Real Estate Wealth – Rule #3.
Prospering in the Real Estate Revial: 12 House-Rich Rules for Building Real Estate Wealth.
RISMEDIA, July 10, 2010—Having a firm grasp on the real estate market is no longer good enough as real estate professionals work to gain the attention of today's buyers and sellers.
In the state of California, the licenses of real estate broker s are regulated by the California Department of Real Estate (DRE).
Galen Ward faced a tough climate when he started seeking capital last fall for his online real estate startup, Estately.
Century 21 Real Estate Corporation, franchiser of the world's largest residential real estate sales organization, has recognized the achievement of Judy Reis of Century 21 The Professional Group for attaining Masters Level status.
In Oregon, we'll be voting on Measure 84, which seeks to eliminate Oregon's estate tax (levied only on estates greater than $1 million).
GOLDEN GATE ESTATES — One week after an alligator bit off the left hand of a Golden Gate Estates man, a few locals still visited the swimming hole , known as the Crystal, where the attack occurred.
(MONEY Magazine) – FAMILY MATTERS The stories that follow in this section expand on the role of wills and trusts in your estate planning 110 Trusts That Protect Your Family 117 How to Pay Zero Estate Taxes 126 Writing a First-Rate Will.
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc ARE Real Estate Operations 86.
While Colorado Springs real estate insiders have bemoaned the city's high office vacancy rate s, they're similar to those in other cities the same size, according to Hoff & Leigh Commercial Real Estate.

In science:

For a single starting configuration the static energy of each site is constant during simulation, being denoted as Estatic /kB T in Fig. 8.
Simple Lattice-Models of Ion Conduction: Counter Ion Model vs. Random Energy Model
The sum of ∆Estatic and ∆Edynamic is the total energy difference for a jump.
Simple Lattice-Models of Ion Conduction: Counter Ion Model vs. Random Energy Model
Analysis of the real estate market in las vegas: Bubble, seasonal patterns, and prediction of the csw indexes.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
Due to real estate on a page, the number of groups to display at a time needs to be restricted.
SocialScope: Enabling Information Discovery on Social Content Sites
Since screen real estate is limited, an interesting presentational alternative is to present the groups hierarchically, i.e., initially present a small number of groups appropriate for the screen area and upon request divide a group that the user is interested in into subgroups.
SocialScope: Enabling Information Discovery on Social Content Sites