1. The act of estimating.
2. An opinion or judgment of the worth, extent, or quantity of anything, formed without using precise data; valuation; as, estimations of distance, magnitude, amount, or moral qualities.
If he be poorer that thy estimation, then he shall present himself before the priest, and the priest, and the priest shall value him. --Lev. xxvii. 8.
3. Favorable opinion; esteem; regard; honor.
I shall have estimation among multitude, and honor with the elders. --Wisdom viii. 10.
4. Supposition; conjecture.
I speak not this in estimation,
As what I think might be, but what I know. --Shak.
Syn: -- Estimate; calculation; computation; appraisement; esteem; honor; regard. See Estimate, n.
n 1: an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth;
"an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how
long it would take" [syn: estimate, approximation, idea]
2: a document appraising the value of something (as for
insurance or taxation) [syn: appraisal, estimate]
3: the respect with which a person is held; "they had a high
estimation of his ability" [syn: estimate]
4: a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody; "many
factors are involved in any estimate of human life"; "in
my estimation the boy is innocent" [syn: estimate]