Adjective "estate" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


An extensive area of land in the country, usually with a large house, owned by one person, family, or organization.
  1. 'He owns a family estate in Mittagong, a south coast beach house, and a string of other investments.'
  2. 'These include extensive country estates at Emmersdorf and Mollenburg and a house in a top location in Vienna's city centre.'
  3. 'As poisoned birds of prey are sometimes found on or near shooting estates, it is possible that they were deliberately targeted in an attempt to protect gamebirds.'
  4. 'A successful merchant and Alderman of London, Fitzwilliam made numerous land purchases, including the family's first estates in Ireland.'
  5. 'It is also one of the top attractions for the flocks of visitors who visit the Wharfedale stately home and its extensive estate and grounds.'
  6. 'Red grouse is the most popular game bird in Scotland, where hunting on the large estates is both a cherished sport and one of great economic importance.'
  7. 'Bobby and his wife Margaret took their breaks at their house in Carsphairn near the family estate.'
  8. 'Once a country estate house, it was built in 1810 and remained a family home until more recent times.'
  9. 'Most of the region's farm laborers work on large estates (latifundios).'
  10. 'A small manor estate might contain a dozen families while larger estates might include fifty or sixty.'
  11. 'a housing estate'
  12. 'The report stresses the importance of ensuring that all new estates are landscaped and finished off properly as quickly as possible.'
  13. 'He would like to see the council building smaller estates.'
  14. 'A successful crime-busting programme which has turned a notorious estate into a sought-after residential area is in line for a top national award.'
  15. 'This is not a viable option for single mums on sink council estates.'
  16. 'The green areas of the estate will also be redesigned with a view to making them more attractive and more useable.'
  17. 'The residents of the neighbouring estate, however, oppose the netting, which they argue will make them feel caged in.'
  18. 'It is the country's largest industrial estate, consisting of about 2,400 large and small industries.'
  19. 'Nearly five years ago, a two-up, two-down terrace property on the Northmoor estate could be snapped up for as little as £4,000.'
  20. 'But the reality for working class people was run-down estates and insecurity.'
  21. 'The residents are also up in arms against a handful of householders who are using public green areas adjacent to the estate as a tip for domestic refuse.'
  22. 'large coffee estates'
  23. 'Some of the best coffee estates in South India, first established by the British, are to be found in Kodagu.'
  24. 'Yields of crops such as coffee and rubber were much lower than on the large estates and these differences have persisted until the present day.'
  25. 'More than a hundred elephants were reported to have escaped from the forest into the coffee estates nearby.'
  26. 'The rubber estates that occupy the hilly areas are the largest producers.'
  27. 'Nearly one-third of the agricultural production of the island is from the tea and rubber estates, products that are partially processed locally.'
  28. 'He had to leave Paris and eventually bought a wine estate in Kiedrich in the Rheingau.'
  29. 'They also happen to manage several tea estates in Uganda and India.'
  30. 'Coffee and tea are the main exports; both men and women work on coffee and tea estates.'
  31. 'This facilitated the expansion of its large coffee estates at the expense of small peasants.'
All the money and property owned by a particular person, especially at death.
  1. 'Because he had no will and no family to claim his estate, his land would not be protected after his death.'
  2. 'The will of Dennis Reece provided that Anna receive all of his estate on his death.'
  3. 'We will be entitled to recover our basic charges up to the date of your death from your estate.'
  4. 'It was agreed in the event of either death the estate of the deceased would pass to the survivor.'
  5. 'This could provide the child with up to £12,000 a year, while reducing the grandparents' estates by that amount.'
  6. 'The gross value of the estate was estimated at between £60,000 and £65,000.'
  7. 'The cause of action is deemed to have subsisted before the death, allowing the claimant to sue the estate.'
  8. 'He is alleged to have taken money from the estates of ten deceased people, including a husband and wife over a ten-year period.'
  9. 'Phenomenally successful, he left an estate valued at over $100 million.'
  10. 'Equity release is an increasingly popular way for parents to reduce the size of their estate in old age so they do not pass on a huge inheritance tax bill to their offspring.'
A class or order regarded as forming part of the body politic, in particular (in Britain), one of the three groups constituting Parliament, now the Lords spiritual (the heads of the Church), the Lords temporal (the peerage), and the Commons. They are also known as the three estates.
  1. 'The members opposite no longer want to acknowledge that we have three estates in our great constitution.'
  2. 'They rejected parliamentary government, with its king or queen and three estates of the realm (lords spiritual, lords temporal, and the commons).'
  3. 'When the phrase was first coined, the three estates of the body politic were the lords, the clergy and the commons.'
  4. 'By law, society was divided into three groups called estates.'
  5. 'Meanwhile, the novel also deals with the insecurities of self - in the middle and upper estates as well as the lowest - in a changing society.'
A particular state, period, or condition in life.
  1. 'the holy estate of matrimony'
  2. 'But the fact is, these plans do equate gay liaisons with the honourable estate of matrimony.'
  1. 'Detectives working on the case are particularly interested in locating a dark-coloured estate or station wagon car they believe to have been involved in the incident.'
  2. 'It's more spacious in the back, particularly in the boot, its extended roofline giving it the look of a small estate rather than a hatchback.'
  3. 'Of course, it isn't an estate or a station wagon in the true sense.'
  4. 'When it comes to boot space, the estate obviously takes the gold.'
  5. 'It's neither a saloon, hatchback, MPV nor an estate - it is a premium vehicle that defies a label, but is a mixture of all the above.'

More definitions

1. a piece of landed property, especially one of large extent with an elaborate house on it: to have an estate in the country.

2. Law. property or possessions. the legal position or status of an owner, considered with respect to property owned in land or other things. the degree or quantity of interest that a person has in land with respect to the nature of the right, its duration, or its relation to the rights of others. interest, ownership, or property in land or other things. the pr

More examples(as adjective)

"reliefs can be estate."

"expenses can be estate."

"agents can be estate."

"versions can be estate."

"systems can be estate."

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Middle English (in the sense ‘state or condition’): from Old French estat, from Latin status ‘state, condition’, from stare ‘to stand’.