estimate
estimate /ˈɛstəˌmeɪt/
noun

()
An approximate calculation of quantity, degree or worth
(
estimation
, idea
, approximation
, estimate
)
an approximate calculation of quantity, degree or worth
An estimate of what it would cost
an estimate of what it would cost
A rough idea how long it would take
a rough idea how long it would take

()
A judgment of the qualities of something or somebody
(
estimation
, estimate
)
a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody
Many factors are involved in any estimate of human life
many factors are involved in any estimate of human life
In my estimation the boy is innocent
in my estimation the boy is innocent

()
A document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)
(
appraisal
, estimation
, estimate
)
a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)

()
A statement indicating the likely cost of some job
(
estimate
)
a statement indicating the likely cost of some job
He got an estimate from the car repair shop
he got an estimate from the car repair shop

The respect with which a person is held
(
estimate
, estimation
)
the respect with which a person is held
They had a high estimation of his ability
they had a high estimation of his ability
verb

()
Judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
(
approximate
, gauge
, guess
, judge
, estimate
)
judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds
I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds

()
Judge to be probable
(
count on
, forecast
, calculate
, reckon
, estimate
, figure
)
judge to be probable
We need to calculate the total cost of the project before presenting it.
We need to calculate the total cost of the project before presenting it.