Definition of "estate" []

  • A landed property, usually of considerable size. (noun)
  • The whole of one's possessions, especially all the property and debts left by one at death. (noun)
  • Law The nature and extent of an owner's rights with respect to land or other property. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A housing development. (noun)
  • The situation or circumstances of one's life: A child's estate gives way to the adult's estate. (noun)
  • A large piece of landed property, esp in the country (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A large area of property development, esp of new houses or (trading estate) of factories (noun)
  • Property or possessions (noun)
  • The nature of interest that a person has in land or other property, esp in relation to the right of others (noun)
  • The total extent of the real and personal property of a deceased person or bankrupt (noun)
  • An order or class of persons in a political community, regarded collectively as a part of the body politic: usually regarded as being the lords temporal (peers), lords spiritual, and commons (noun)
  • State, period, or position in life, esp with regard to wealth or social standing (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "estate" in a sentence
  • "Real estate, the title to which is conveyed by deed, as distinguished from other estates in land, is called an _estate of inheritance_."
  • "Every assessment made under Asgeesment to this aqt shall constitute a lien upon the estate on which upon estate*."
  • "_estate for life_ is an estate conveyed to a person for the term of his natural life."