previous next
Estimation, 1) the act of estimating, of adjusting proportional value: “if the scale do turn but in the e. of a hair,” Merch. IV, 1, 331. “who, in a cheap e., is worth all your predecessors,” Cor. II, 1, 101. II, 3, 103.
2) value, worth: “whose e. do you mightily hold up,” Ado II, 2, 24. “if thou be'st rated by thy e., thou dost deserve enough,” Merch. II, 7, 26. “your son lacked the sense to know her e. home,” All's V, 3, 4. Abstr. pro concr., == thing of worth: “beggar the e. which you prized richer than sea and land,” Troil. II, 2, 91. “your ring may be stolen too: so your brace of unprizable --s,” Cymb. I, 4, 99.
3) reputation, honour: “he cannot plead his e. with you,” Meas. IV, 2, 28. “to be of worth and worthy e.” Gentl. II, 4, 56. “your yet ungalled e.” Err. III, 1, 102. LLL I, 1, 272. H4A IV, 4, 32. V, 1, 98. H5 III, 6, 16. Hml. II, 2, 348. Oth. I, 3, 275.
4) esteem, respect: “to let him lack a reverend e.” Merch. IV, 1, 163. “bonneted into their e. and report,” Cor. II, 2, 31. “he would use me with e.” V, 2, 56. V, 2, 56
5) conjecture, supposition: “I speak not this in e., as what I think might be,” H4A I, 3, 272.
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: